Kentucky Coffeetree

This tree’s picturesque profile no matter the season.

These hardy adaptable trees are highly tolerant to pollution and resistant to drought, making it a popular choice for parks, streets, and other public spaces. Its sprawling open canopy, stout trunk, and large leaves give it a distinctive and bold appearance. Between its tough reputation and its striking appearance, the Kentucky coffeetree is an undersung forest feature in the Park.

  • Leaves

    Dark green in the summer, yellow, brown, or bronze in the fall
  • Fruit

    Large, woody seed pods, brownish in color
  • Flower

    Small greenish-white flowers, bloom late May to early June
  • Bark

    Rough, dark gray, deeply furrowed

Where to find the Kentucky Coffeetree