Gymnocladus dioicus
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 60-90 feet; 18-27 metres Spread: 40-55 feet; 12-17 metres Sun: Full to part sun Water: Medium Wildlife: Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers. Other insects such as moth caterpillars feed on the foliage. However, the seeds and foliage is toxic to most mammals. Bloom Colour: Greenish-white Tolerates: Drought Culture: Prefers moist to average loamy soil that is well-drained and has a very high amount of organic matter. Noteworthy Characteristics: Kentucky Coffee Tree has alternate, doubly compound leaves which occur along grayish-brown twigs and branches. Each leaflet is ovate in shape, blue-green, and smooth-margined. The bark is dark gray and scaly. Male and female flowers appear on separate trees and they occur in branched clusters. The female flowers are later replaced by large, slightly flattened seedpods.