Kentucky coffee tree

Kentucky coffee tree Gymnocladus dioicus, Hauser + Wirth Gallery
Bruton, Somerset

This is Gymnocladus dioicus, the Kentucky coffeetree. There’s a line of them at the Piet Oudolf garden at the Hauser + Wirth Gallery in Somerset. Apparently they come into leaf late and drop their leaves early, so presumably Mr Oudolf chose them for their architectural quality.┬áThe seeds can be roasted to make a coffee substitute, apparently.

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