Gymnocladus dioicus

Kentucky Coffee Tree

This tree grows in the Carolinian forest of south-western Ontario, but can thrive in Peterborough in a protected location. Kentucky Coffee Trees are excellent roadside trees, since they are tolerant of drought and road salt. Currently, the Kentucky Coffee Tree is listed as a Threatened species both provincially and nationally.

Height x Width (feet): 52 x 39

Sun Requirements: Dry to moist

Water Requirements: Well drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.

Urban Friendliness: Excellent. Salt tolerant