Kentucky Coffeetree, Kentucky Coffee Tree Gymnocladus dioicus - Gymnocladus dioica

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Botanical Name:

Gymnocladus dioicus







Common Name:

Kentucky Coffeetree, Kentucky Coffee Tree

60-70 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:

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  • Gymnocladus dioicus

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: file or sand through the outer seed coat, or Soak in sulfuric or nitric acid for 25 minutes and wash under cold water for 10-15 minutes.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow 1" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* A moderately fast-growing tree, and male trees are often grown in parks and along city streets for ornamental purposes more...
* The Kentucky Coffeetree is a relatively fast-growing tree and generally grows in parks and along city streets for ornamental purposes. The tree is typically long-lived. more...
* The tree is typically fairly short-lived, healthy trees living from 100 to 150 years more...
* The wood from the tree is used by cabinetmakers and carpenters more...
* The seed may be roasted and used as a substitute for coffee beans; however, un-roasted pods and seeds are toxic more...