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Color/Appearance: Heartwood an orange to reddish brown. Yellowish white sapwood is very narrow and well defined against heartwood. Overall appearance and grain pattern similar to ash or oak.

Grain/Texture: Grain is straight and porous, with a coarse, uneven texture.

Kentucky Coffeetree

  • Common Name(s): Kentucky Coffeetree, Coffeetree

    Scientific Name: Gymnocladus spp., Gymnocladus dioicus

    Distribution: Eastern North America

    Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1 m) trunk diameter

    Average Dried Weight: 42 lbs/ft3 (675 kg/m3)

    Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .53, .67

    Janka Hardness: 1,390 lbf (6,180 N)

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