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Gymnocladus dioicus Espresso (Photo J. Frank Schmidt & Son)

Gymnocladus dioicus Espresso™

Coffeetree - Kentucky

Espresso™ (‘JFS’) Kentucky Coffeetree produces large doubly compound green leaves quite late in the spring (May), on coarse branches. Gymnocladus dioicus Espresso™ is a male form, which is good because the females produce very large brown seedpods (used by early settlers as a substitute for coffee).  An excellent street tree due to its high tolerance in tough spots and the dabbled shade it provides is well received by people, plants or sod growing beneath.  The habit is somewhat lanky when young, but mature Kentucky Coffeetrees are very handsome and trouble free. An introduction by J Frank Schmidt and Son of Oregon.

Height

50 Feet

Spread

35 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
17 Gymnocladus dioicus Espresso #20 10-12' (1.25-1.5") (NATIVE) 30 early August
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Fragrant - Flower
Native
Winter Interest
Bark
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Sun
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Tree Type
Shade
Foliage Color
Green
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