Espresso Kentucky Coffeetree
Gymnocladus dioicus 'Espresso'
Medium to large open, round-crowned deciduous tree. This male cultivar exhibits upward arching form.
Prefers full sun, humus-rich, moist soil, but adapts well to urban conditions. Tolerates drought and occasional flooding.
Despite being a member of the Legume Family, Kentucky Coffee Tree is not a nitrogen fixer.
50' at maturity
30' at maturity
Inconspicuous; small, greenish-white flowers in panicles 6-8
Alternate, bipinnately compound leaves up to 3' in length; Leaflets 2-3
Gray to grayish-brown, often marked with deep, irregular furrows and curling plates.
Native to the eastern & central U.S., the 'Espresso' is a cultivar of J.F. Schmidt Nursery.