26.4.2002 - One year old seedling
Gymnocladus leaves 4.5.2002
About one year old seedling...? I grew it from seeds, it's the same plants as in the older photos. - July 3rd 2002
Bark of the Kentucky Coffeetree
Leaves of the Gymnocladus dioicus, Kentucky Coffeetree, are late to emerge. This is Early May in west KY and they are a few weeks behind most of the other trees.
Flowering bracts of the Gymnocladus doiicus, Kentucky Coffeetree, early May, west KY
One of my Kentucky Coffeetree saplings
Flower proportion and detail.
Not the largest pods I have seen, but you can see the seeds are not small.
Base of the tree - note the unique bark texture.
Kentucky coffee tree mature tree in winter habit, 19 January 2009, Woodford County KY
Kentucky coffee tree crown upshot of winter texture, 19 January 2009, Woodford County KY
Kentucky coffee tree exhibiting wonderfully gnarly branching in crown upshot, 19 January 2009, Woodford County KY
Kentucky coffee tree dormant winter twig and buds, 19 January 2009, Woodford County KY
Kentucky Coffee Tree handsome mature specimen form, 14 Feb 2006, Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL
Kentucky Coffee Tree older tree in the golden glow of fall sunset, 26 Oct 2009, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain MA
Kentucky Coffee Tree making a great tree despite difficult urban position, 09 Dec 2010, Louisville KY
Krapets, Bulgaria. Zone 8a, sea level. Grown from seed.
Full-grown tree in Tyler Arboretum in se PA in June 2010
Full-grown tree in Tyler Arboretum in se PA in March 2010
Maturing tree in autumn in 1980's in Naperville, IL
Foliage in July 2011; leaves up to 3 ft long with over 100 leaflets
The grayish, scaly bark of the Naperville, IL tree in 1980's
Krapets, Bulgaria, zone 8a