Kentucky Coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioicus

Native to mid- to eastern North America, these trees produce their leaves late in the spring and shed them early in the fall; the tree may therefore look dead for up to six months of the year. Its genus name, Gymnocladus, means “naked branch” and refers to this bare appearance. It is also known as Chicot, Nickers-Tree, American Mahogany, Chico du Canada and Nettle-Tree.
Habitat:
River floodplains, moist woods.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing 15-30 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early summer.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR CT DC DE GA IA IL IN KS KY MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC ND NE NJ NY OH OK PA SC SD TN TX VA WI WV
Presence in Canada:
ON