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Gymnocladus ~ Coffeetree
Gymnocladus dioicus ~ Zones 3-8
Height 50-60' Spread 40-50'
Narrow young growth broadens with age. New foliage is pink-tinged turning dark blue in summer. One of the latest in the spring to leaf out. Fragrant white flower panicles. 10" reddish-pink leathery seed pods served as early Kentucky settlers' coffee beans. Adapts to alkaline soils, city conditions and is drought tolerant. Likes full sun.