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GYMNOCLADUS dioica

Commonly known as Kentucky coffee tree, Knicker tree

Handsome slow growing tree with pods of seeds which were used as a substitute for coffee. Leaves pink tinted turning yellow before falling. Greenish-white flowers
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  • Deciduous - large, 2-pinnate leaves to 1m (3ft) long, each leaflet divided into 8-14 oval leaflets.
  • Green - greenish white
  • Height - 20m (66ft)
  • Spread - 15m (49ft)
  • Tree - produces panicles of flowers to 30cm (12in) long on female trees, 10-13cm (4-5in) on males.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants. - seeds.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - central and eastern North America.
  • Flower Shape - Star-shaped
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  15m (49ft)
 

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