Kentucky Coffeetree

Botanical Name: Gymnocladus dioica
Family: Fabaceae

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  • Native to midwest
  • Reaching 60-75′ in height
  • 45-50′ in width
  • slow to moderate growth rate
  • While it is toxic when eaten raw, it is edible if roasted
  • alternate bipinnate compound leaves
  • fibrous roots prefer moist deep alkaline soils
  • full to partial sun
  • Zones 4-8