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General Care Instructions:

Spring: In spring, inspect the Kentucky Coffee Tree for any dead or damaged branches, pruning them as needed to promote healthy growth and maintain its natural form. Apply a balanced fertilizer to provide essential nutrients for the growing season. Water deeply, especially during dry spells, to encourage strong root development. Apply a layer of mulch around the base to retain soil moisture and suppress weed growth.
Summer: During summer, continue regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist. Monitor for common pests and diseases, such as leaf spot or webworms, and address any issues promptly. Enjoy the tree's unique foliage and architectural form, which provides excellent shade during hot summer months.
Fall: As fall approaches, appreciate the Kentucky Coffee Tree's golden-yellow foliage before it drops its leaves for winter. Remove fallen leaves and debris to prevent pest and disease problems. Avoid heavy pruning in fall to prevent winter damage.
Winter: Protect the Kentucky Coffee Tree from extreme cold by applying a layer of mulch around the base. Monitor for signs of winter damage, such as frost cracks or branch breakage, and address any issues in early spring. Consider providing additional protection for young trees or those planted in exposed areas.
Fun Fact: The Kentucky Coffee Tree gets its name from its seeds, which were used as a coffee substitute by early settlers. While the seeds are toxic when raw, they can be roasted and ground to make a coffee-like beverage. With proper care, the Kentucky Coffee Tree can thrive and add unique character to any landscape.