This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
New York and Pennsylvania to Minnesota, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee
Mature Height and Width:
60-75 feet by 40-50 feet, can reach 90 feet high
Thoroughly roasted Kentucky coffeetree seeds were eaten and used to make a coffee-like drink by several Native American cultures living across the present-day Midwest. The co-occurrence of clumps of this species, otherwise rare in its natural environment, with known home sites suggests that Kentucky Coffeetree was actively cultivated by Native Americans. Today, Kentucky Coffeetree is a popular street tree given its resiliency and tidiness relative to species with heavier foliage.