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Common Name: Kentucky Coffee Tree

Species Name: Gymnocladus dioica

Family Name: Fabaceae

Note: Learn more about the Kentucky Coffee Tree from Oklahoma Proven.





Plant Facts  
Origin North America
Sun Preference Full Sun



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 50-foot diameter, 75-foot height
    • Leaves: Alternate, bipinnately compound, up to 36 inches long and 24 inches wide, 3-7 pairs of pinnae, entire



Soil Preference Adapted to most soil conditions
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 4
Notes Tough tree; tolerant of drought, high pH and wet soils



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