kentucky-coffee-tree

Botanical Name Gymnocladus dioicus
Common Name Kentucky Coffee Tree
Plant Type Tree (native)
Hardiness Zone 3-8
Height 60-80 ft.
Spread 40-55 ft.
Habit irregular broad canopy
Exposure full sun
Bloom Type May-June
Bloom Color greenish white
Flower showy, fragrant
Autumn/Winter Intrest winter seed pods
Suggested Use specimen, shade
Locations Tin Lizzie
Notes Native Americans and early American settlers, especially those in the Kentucky territory, roasted and ground the seeds to brew a coffee-like beverage (albeit no caffeine), hence the common name.
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