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Espresso Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioicus 'Espresso'

Interesting Flower Easy to Maintain Staff Favorite

Characteristics:
Medium to large open, round-crowned deciduous tree. This male cultivar exhibits upward arching form.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers full sun, humus-rich, moist soil, but adapts well to urban conditions. Tolerates drought and occasional flooding.

Uses:
Despite being a member of the Legume Family, Kentucky Coffee Tree is not a nitrogen fixer.

Height:
50' at maturity

Width:
30' at maturity

Shape:
Open, rounded

Flowers:
Inconspicuous; small, greenish-white flowers in panicles 6-8

Leaves:
Alternate, bipinnately compound leaves up to 3' in length; Leaflets 2-3

Bark:
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.