Espresso™ Kentucky Coffee Tree

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Quick Overview

Stark and rugged in the winter, the Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree’s picturesque native, Midwest look becomes tropical in appearance in the summer. Espresso features huge doubly compound leaves which give this tree a tropical like feel, and arching branches present in the elm-like form. This is a seedless selection with great tolerance of heat, drought, and cold. Espresso’s doubly compound green leaves which emerge to cast filtered shade. 

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Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

Stark and rugged in the winter, the Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree’s picturesque native, Midwest look becomes tropical in appearance in the summer. Espresso features huge doubly compound leaves which give this tree a tropical like feel, and arching branches present in the elm-like form. This is a seedless selection with great tolerance of heat, drought, and cold. Espresso’s doubly compound green leaves which emerge to cast filtered shade. 

Where to put it:

Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree is a very large, tough shade tree that has become extremely popular in recent years. Parkways, front yards, and backyards are great locations for this unique and newly popular tree. 

What it needs:

Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree should be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant. 

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Gymnocladus dioicus 'Espresso-JFS'
Hardiness Zone 4
Tree Type Shade
Size Range Large Tree (more than 40 feet)
Mature Height 50'
Mature Spread 30'
Shape Upright Spreading/Arching, Oval
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Yellow/Gold
Flower Color No
Decorative Fruit N/A
Landscape Uses Shade, Parkway/Street
Growth Rate Rapid
Plant Tolerance Very Adaptable
Standout Feature Unique, Cool Foliage, Great Shape, Nice Fall Color