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.
LeavesDark green in the summer, yellow, brown, or bronze in the fall
FruitLarge, woody seed pods, brownish in color
FlowerSmall greenish-white flowers, bloom late May to early June
BarkRough, dark gray, deeply furrowed