The Kentucky coffeetree got its name from Native Americans and early American settlers who used its seeds for a coffee-like drink. Native to Missouri, it is an extremely tough shade tree with attractive, large, bluish-green leaves and greenish-white flowers that bloom in spring.
Size and Light Requirements
In its preferred full-sun location, this tree will grow to approximately 40 feet tall in 40 to 50 years.
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All the trees in this guide have been selected by Casey Trees and are well adapted to the soil and conditions present in Washington, D.C.