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Brandon Elm vs Kentucky Coffeetree

Ulmus americana Brandon

Gymnocladus dioicus

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Brandon Elm
Kentucky Coffeetree

Brandon Elm is a hardy and adaptable tree. Its dark green foliage turns brilliant gold in the fall.

This cultivar of the American Elm is long-lived and fast growing. Due to its smaller and more compact form than its cousin, the American Elm, Brandon Elm it is often preferred for home landscapes where it can command the extra money required to propagate it.

The Kentucky Coffeetree has the largest leaves of any native tree in North America! In the summer, its large green canopy provides shade. While in the winter, its leathery bean pods act as a decorative element against the sky as they rattle in the wind. Beautiful year-round, this tree is an elegant addition to any landscape.

BRANDON ELM QUICK FACTS

KENTUCKY COFFEETREE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: golden yellow
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: long
Suckering: none
Suckering: high




Toxicity: Uncooked pods are toxic to humans

Other Names: coffeetree