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Coffee Plant
Grow Fine Coffee In Your Garden or Home!
36194.jpgCoffee Plant

Coffee Plant

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 36194
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Starry flowers with the rich scent of jasmine!

This shrub reaches just a few feet high and wide
What fun -- an ornamental coffee tree you can grow indoors or out (in frost-free weather), that blooms and fruits freely, and that stays small! Harvest your own delicious beans from this lovely Ethiopian species, the one used in fine coffees the world over!

The Coffee Plant reaches just 6 feet high and 4 feet wide in containers, and you can keep it trimmed to a bit smaller if you like. But you may find yourself falling in love with its good looks and wishing there were even more of it! The evergreen foliage is glossy and showy, with good branching. And in late spring and early summer, small star-shaped white blooms open all over the plant, releasing a jasmine-like fragrance of indescribable richness!

The flowers give way to large berries in a papery husk. This fruit is edible -- its flavor will remind you of grapes and its consistency of paw-paws -- but the real treat is the seeds inside. These are the famous coffee beans!

The Coffee Plant is easy to grow in light shade outdoors or a bright window inside. Hardy only in tropical climates, it needs to come inside if there is any danger of frost, and may begin dropping its leaves when temperatures reach the 40's. Give it protection from cold, and it will reward you with beauty, fragrance, and delicious beverages!

Genus Coffea
Species arabica
Item Form Trade Gallon (3qt)
Zone 10 - 11
Bloom Start to End Late Spring - Early Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 6 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Evergreen, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Indoor Growing
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Containers, Cuisine, Foliage Interest, Ornamental, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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