Espresso Kentucky Coffee Tree

Gymnocladus dioicus ‘Espresso-JFS’

Under Power Lines:

Street Tree Planting:
Yes – minimum planting strip width of 6 feet. If planting a street tree you must be approved for a permit.

A fast growing oval-shaped tree with arching upright branches. It has doubly compound leaves that are bluish-green and turn into a vibrant yellow in fall. This particular cultivar is seedless and is very adaptable to urban conditions.

Mature Height:
50 feet

Mature Spread:
30 feet

Large doubly compound leaves that are bluish-green and turn into vibrant yellow in the fall. It's doubly compound leaves give this tree a tropical look.


Seedless cultivar

Cultural Notes:
Very adaptable urban tree and does well in heat, drought, and cold.

Potential Problems:
Very few insect or disease problems.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections

Additional Resources

Contact us at or 206-615-1668 if you have questions about your tree selection.