Kentucky Coffee Tree - Gymnocladus dioicus | Pots ready spring & fall

Common name: Kentucky Coffee Tree

Scientific name: Gymnocladus dioicus

Example mature size: 25 m tall, 15 m wide; 82.5 ft tall, 49.5 ft wide

Sunlight: Full-sun, Partial-sun

Water: Average

Soil: Loam

Blooms: Green in May

Ontario plant status: Native Tree - Deciduous, Threatened

Natural habitats: Meadow-grasslands, Prairie-savannahs

Wildlife benefits: Bees/wasps 🐝, Songbirds 🐦

Points of interest: - Known for having the largest leaf of any native tree (can get up to 90 cm long), which is compound and consisting of many small leaflets - In Ontario, this tree is threatened by a change in habitat and land being cleared for agriculture - They are also poor seed producers, must have both male and female trees present - It gets its name from early settlers who may have roasted seeds as a coffee substitute (although many parts can be toxic to humans)