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Kentucky Coffeetree

Kentucky Coffeetree


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Don't be alarmed by it's "twiggy" appearance! Kentucky coffeetrees are widely used shade trees across the country. They are unique in that they actually have no known pests and have bipinnately compound leaves. The latter fact results in a rather "twiggy" looking tree when the leaves shed in the fall, but this is healthy and normal! Exhibits moderate drought tolerance once established.


Scientific Name: Gymnocladus dioicus

Fall Color: yellow (as pictured)

Flower Color: greenish white cluster in late spring

Foliage Color: bluish green

Mature Height: 50-60'

Spread: 40'

Size Class: large

Growth Rate: slow to medium

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