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Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioica

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A Completely Unique Shade Tree You Can Grow Anywhere!

Want to branch out from the ordinary shade tree but still plant something reliable and maintenance-free?

The Kentucky Coffeetree's unique upward branching pattern creates striking visual interest all year around and guarantees that no two trees will look alike.

Best of all, this tree is hardy, tolerant and adaptable in every way possible

Cold or warm climates, polluted or clean air, poor or rich soil, soggy or dry conditions - it doesn't matter - the Kentucky Coffeetree can thrive where other trees can't.

And it's completely resistant to pests, diseases, deer, and other damaging wildlife… nothing's going to take down this sturdy, dependable tree.

You'll love everything about this tree, including…

  • Spectacular winter silhouette - the branches reach upward in a crossed pattern unlike any other tree, you'll love how it stands out in winter
  • Airy shade - a light canopy means you get shade without killing all the plant life under the tree.

Growing to 60-70 ft., you can plant the Kentucky Coffee anywhere you want to create visual interest.

Yet, you'll still get all the benefits of a shade tree. Often planted in golf courses and large, open parks, this tree is known for perfectly combining form and function.

That's why this variety is always a huge hit - the tolerance, adaptability and beauty of the Kentucky Coffee.

Note: Our nursery carries male and female Kentucky Coffee trees. Our trees are younger and not separated; you will receive either a male or a female upon delivery.

  • Male trees will lack flowers but have an elegant vase shape with a narrow crown and draping branches. Similar to understory trees but without sacrificing the height.
  • Female trees feature rose-scented flowers that turn into large seed pods for seasonal interest, and the large size means easy cleanup for you!

Full Planting & Care Instructions

Product Details

Mature Height:60-75 ft.
Mature Width:40-50 ft.
Sunlight:Full Sun
Growth Rate:Moderate
Botanical Name:Gymnocladus dioica
Does Not Ship To:AZ
Grows Well In Zones:3-8 outdoors
grow zone map

Growing Zones: 3-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -30℉)

Customer Reviews & Photos


Based on 15 reviews

Julie D.
Verified Buyer

Excitement with anxiety

Box arrived alittle teathered😲, tree was secure. Leaved were alittle dry as well. Planted as directed within 2 hours of arrival. Weather has been extremely hot over 100 degrees this last week. Tree is being watered every 2-3 days. Leaves are green, keeping fingers crossed. Am anxious as everyone assures me this won’t survive in Eastern Colorado. I am being positive with the proper care, and some education I am willing to give it a try! Wish me luck, as this tree is replacing some of the worn out elms that were planted 60 years ago. Decided we wanted to be adventurous 😉

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Eva T.
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Doing Well Now, Inspite of Damaged, Delayed Shipping

I ordered 2, at different times. One showed up on time and we'll packed, the other was about a week late and the box was heavily damaged, but the tree looked "okay". Both trees were almost 6' tall, and appear sturdy, with good straight trunks and well formed root systems. Both planted shortly after arrival and were dormant upon arrival and have now started to leaf out. I understand the KCT is one of the last trees to leaf out in spring. This tree is in my USDA growing zone, buy not in the Sunset zone, which is curious. Hope it does well out in Western Washington state. I wish I knew if I had male or female trees. I guess time will tell.

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Samuel C.
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Hoping for the best!

First time using FastGrowingTrees.com and I ordered 2 Kentucky Coffee Trees they had on sale. They arrived promptly and seem to be alive and dormant, but with a few branches snapped from the shipping/handling. Both are right at 6 feet tall and I planted them about 35 feet apart from each other. Gave them a nice mix of dirt, conditioner and soil, as well as the recommended root rocket fertilizer from their website. They look like 2 big sticks right now since it's Winter, but I'm hoping when May comes around, they will emerge from their dormancy alive and well.

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Verified Buyer

It was a really nice,

It was a really nice, big tree, with a decent root ball, but several branch’s were broken, due to it not being packaged in a long enough box to accommodate it’s extra large size, so I had to cut a few branches to give the tree a clean angle cut, so that it will heal properly. Other than that, I am really pleased with it and can’t wait to see it come alive this spring to shade and provide some privacy, since it will now have all winter to establish itself.

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Thomas F.
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So far so good

I’m pleased as I’ve already seen some significant new growth in only a couple of weeks.

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