Scientific Name: Gymnocladus dioica
Common Name: Kentucky coffee tree
Family Name: Fabaceae
Origin: U.S. - central
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Fall interest, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Waterside planting
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Bipinnate, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: White, Green, Jun
Fruit: Legume, Brown, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Tree with upward arching branches (almost elm-like). Winter ID: rough hard bark with scaly re-curved ridges; buds superposed, globular, , < 2mm wide; terminal buds absent; leaf scars heart-shaped with 5 bundle scars.