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Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioicus

Native Kentucky Coffeetree adapts to wide variety of sites. Upright crown and heavy branching.

Native shade tree with interesting shape
Deeply furrowed bark
Golden fall foliage

More About Gymnocladus dioicus:

The name was given by settlers to Kentucky who used the seeds, produced on female Kentucky Coffeetrees, as a substitute for coffee beans.

Gardening Suggestions for Kentucky Coffeetree:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Average
Midwest Native
Height:
60-80 Feet
Spread:
40-50 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
3-8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.

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Great Garden Neighbors:
Swamp White Oak Swamp White Oak
Eastern Cottonwood Eastern Cottonwood

Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Habit
Deciduous
Program
Grow Native!
Attributes
Wetlands and Streambank Stabilization
Midwest Native
Specimen
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Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage