Gymnocladus dioicus 'Espresso'

Kentucky Coffeetree

Ordering plants has concluded for the season. The selection on our website is what is overwintered at the nursery. Our Spring 2023 plant catalog will be available later this winter.

Kentucky Coffeetree is not widely known but it is tough and adaptable enough to make a fine replacement for our plagued elm and ash trees. This stately tree suffers from ugly duckling syndrome - when young it appears decidedly like the metaphorical "stick in a bucket" but with age it assumes a most stately form similar to our nostalgic elms. Large, double-pinnate leaves are truly awesome and lend an almost tropical appearance. 'Espresso' is a male selection so it does not produce messy seed pods.

Secondary Name:
Kentucky Coffeetree
Plant Type:
Deciduous Trees
Hardiness Zone:
North East/Great Lakes
Sun Exposure:
Ultimate Plant Height:
HT 40-50'
Ultimate Spread:
SP 30-40'
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