Kentucky Coffee Tree


Gymnocladus dioicus

Available for pre order on March 1, 2024

Tree in 2 x 5 inch coco fibre plug

Light: full sun
Moisture: medium to wet
Soil: sandy loam, loam, organic
Mature Height: 80 feet

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A rare Carolinian species, found only in a few wild populations at the southern tip of Ontario. A showy tree commonly used in urban locations because of its high level of adaptability and tolerance to air pollution. As the name suggests, the pods and seeds can be used to make a unique flavour of coffee when roasted (must be roasted as seeds are toxic when raw). A nice shade tree, though it does not hold its leaves very long into the fall. A good choice for landscaping sunny locations in your lawn. This tree is native to the Carolinian Zone and will grow best in the milder regions of Southern Ontario.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

Note: This tree is hardy up to zone 3, but its native range begins in zone 5 (Carolinian zone).

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More information about Kentucky Coffee Tree

More information about the Carolinian Zone

Map of the Carolinian Zone

Additional information

Weight.10 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun

Moisture Requirements

Moist to Wet, Medium, Moist, Wet

Soil Requirements

Loam, Sandy Loam, Rich in Organic Matter

Poisonous To Humans?

Yes, if not roasted

Flower Colour


Bloom Period

Spring, Summer

Fall Colours

Yellow, Orange