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Kentucky Coffeetree

Botanical Name
Gymnocladus dioicus
Hardiness
Zones 3b to 8
Height
60 to 75 feet
Width
40 to 50 feet
Flowers
Spring: greenish-white, fragrant, not ornamentally important
Fruit
Brown, leathery pod resembles a burnt taco shell
Fall Color
Yellow
Light
Full sun
Soil
Adaptable, prefers rich soils
Planting & Care
  • Easily transplanted
  • Select male cultivars to avoid fruit
  • Tolerant of salt spray
Problems
Fruit litter may be a problem
Varieties
  • Espresso - male, 50x35', oval to vase shape

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