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Gymnocladus dioicus

Kentucky Coffeetree
Gymnocladus dioicus

Gymnocladus '' Overview

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • Height: 60-75 ft
  • Spread: 40-50 ft
Category:  Trees ,   Natives

  • Greenish white flowers in late spring (May-June)
  • Dioecious, female flowers, fragrant in 12" panicles, male flowers are 4" long
  • Pollinated female trees will produce flattened brown pods about 10" long and ripen in October
  • Seeds can be roasted and eaten, unroasted they are toxic
  • Large, pinnate compound green leaves, yellow fall color
  • Horizontal, ascending branching
  • Medium to coarse texture
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