Kentucky Coffeetree (Espresso)


Scientific Name: Gymnocladus dioicus ‘Espresso’

Size at Pick-up: Approx. 5-7 feet tall in a 5 gallon container


  • Popular native tree for local landscapes
  • ‘Espresso’ is a male cultivar and is seedless and without flowers
  • Extreme heat and drought tolerance
  • Tolerant of most urban conditions
  • Very few known pests
  • Creates large areas of dappled shade

5 in stock


Zone: 3-8
Mature Habit: Upright, vase
Size: 60’ to 75’ Tall by 40’ to 50’ Diameter
This is an overstory tree- DO NOT plant under a power line
Best Light: Full sun
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Best Soil: Deep, rich, well-drained
Color Change: Green to yellow

Landscape Uses: Light shade, street tree, mass planting, naturalization

Companion Plants: Tri-color Beech, Althea, shade Hydrangea, Climbing Hydrangea, German Ivy, Hosta, Astilbe