All orders to California will be shipped bare root in accordance with state regulations.
The Kentucky Coffee tree is a native plant with seeds you can eat or drink. If you need a tall deciduous tree then you should consider planting this tree. The Kentucky tree got its common name from settlers from the east who first encountered it in Kentucky where it is also native. They would roast the seeds and use them as a (poor) coffee substitute.
In spring beautiful petite clusters of white flowers cascade from the branches, but in the fall the leaves turn a delightful shade of yellow to orange. Also during the fall reddish-brown pods appear on the tree that is a great conversation starter. The seed pod can get about 4 to 5 inches long. When you open the pod, you will find seed inside.
- You are purchasing one – Kentucky Coffeetree – 2 Gallon pot
- Tolerates drought and pollution
- Large seedpods in the fall
- Forms oval to rounded shape
- One of the last trees to leaf out in the spring
- Can be shipped dormant
- Note: Images are of mature plants
- Botanical Name: Gymnocladus dioicus
- Mature Size(H x W) : 40’-50’ x 60’-75’
- Soil: Rich, moist, alkaline soil best
- Hardiness Zone: 3-8
- Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
- Characteristics: Large, woody seedpods
- Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
- Suggested Uses: Specimen, Shade Tree
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