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Gymnocladus dioicus 'Espresso-JFS'

Espresso™ Kentucky Coffee Tree

Another star performer in the NYC street tree evaluations, Gymnocladus has emerged as a very durable shademaker in demanding urban concrete cut-outs. Espresso™ Kentucky Coffee Tree is a seedless selection of this tough native, chosen by J.Frank Schmidt & Son for blue green foliage and arching habit.

Category: Medium shade tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 4 to 8
Foliage: Compound leaves, blueish-green
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit: Fruitless male
Bark: Interesting flakey ridges
Winter Interest: Naked and clumsy, quite a sight
Texture: Coarse in winter
Shape: Arching oval
Mature Size: 50' tall by 35' wide
Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
Adaptability: Chalk, drought, pollution
Native Habitat: New York to Oklahoma