Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree
Gymnocladus dioicus ‘Espresso’
Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree Attributes
Plant Type: Tree
Watering Needs: Moderate
Botanical Pronunciation: Gymnocladus dioicus
- Deciduous/evergreen: Deciduous
Growth rate: Slow
Average landscape size: 60-75 feet tall, 40-50 feet wide
Special features: Tolerant of high pH, drought, and pollution
Foliage color: Dark Green
- Flower color: White
Flower attributes: Fragrant
Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree Landscape Uses
If you need to line a street, consider the Espresso Kentucky coffee tree for those spaces. Since they are a seedless cultivar, you never have to worry about seed pods clogging up a sewer or causing hazards in the street. For residential spaces, the Espresso Kentucky coffee tree is the ideal choice for shade gardens. You might even want to pair these trees with perennials, shrubs, or other larger trees.
You can also use these trees to make a border in your yard. If you are looking for more landscaping ideas, you may want to create a natural grove. The Espresso Kentucky coffee tree is an attractive option in those yards that need a windbreak or shelterbelt.
Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree Planting and Care
Since it is considered a drought-tolerant tree, it is perfect for a moisture-conserving landscape or xeriscape. This hardy tree can handle extreme heat, road salt, and air pollution. If you want a tree for those city landscapes, this is an excellent option. The tree is simple to grow, and it tolerates poor soil. Once you place this tree in your yard, it needs regular watering until the tree has established. Younger trees have minimal branching. You will not have to worry about pruning until it is mature.
You should watch out for any suckers that may appear from the roots. If you spot these suckers, pull or cut them from the ground. Other than that, the Espresso Kentucky coffee tree is very hardy, and you never have to worry about issues with pests or diseases.