One of the most elegant of all hardy trees, Gymnocladus dioica has large, pink tinted young leaves (80 - 100 cm long), turning green as they age and glorious shades of yellow in autumn before falling. New branches have a ghostly white bloom in winter.
Although having greenish-white flowers, this tree rarely flowers in the United Kingdom as we generally do not have hot enough summers. A striking ornamental tree suitable for most gardens and woodland areas.
Supplied Size: 3L containers (seed grown, approx 3 - 4 years old, 40 - 60 cm tall)
The Gymnocladus dioica in our woodland gardens (taken in mid October 2010).
An unusual tree in the United Kingdom, this can be found growing in the wild in Eastern and Central North America. Impoverished European settlers once used the seeds of Gymnocladus dioica to brew substitute coffee.