The Kentucky Coffee Tree is surely one of the most handsome of all trees.
The seeds were used as a substitute for coffee beans by the early settlers in North America but are thought to be poisonous if not roasted first.
The exact introduction date is vague but it is thought to have been planted in the UK since the 1750s.
This slow growing tree of medium to large size has large compound leaves which are pink tinged in spring and clear yellow in autumn.
The young twigs are pale grey almost white and particularly noticeable in winter.
A wonderful choice for parks.
Mature heights and crown spread can vary depending on environmental conditions
Mature height: 12-17m
Mature spread: 8-11m