Botanical Name: Gymnocladus dioicus
Common Name: Kentucky Coffeetree*
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Height: 50-60 Spread: 40-50' Habit/Form: Broad to wide spreading Growth rate: Slow/Medium Zones: 4-8
Cultural Requirements: Full sun to part shade; best in moist soils; tolerant of high ph, drought and pollution.
Ornamental Characteristics: One of last trees to leaf out in spring; large, bluish-green compound leaves turn yellow fall color; thick seed pods of female trees offer winter interest; male trees are seedless; native to Midwest.
Use in the Landscape: A choice tree for parks, golf courses and other large areas
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Highest degree of salt tolerance. Use in the most exposed areas.
*Native to Illinois
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