General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Green drupe (cherry) turning bright red to purple at maturity, usually containing 2 seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Scent similar to that of Jasmine.
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Cooked
Fermented
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Other: its beans are VERY toxic to pets, however, it doesn't grow beans much in cold areas so it's pretty much non-toxic if you don't count a stomach ache if the leaves are bitten
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Common names
  • Coffee
  • Arabian Coffee
  • Mountain Coffee

Photo Gallery
Location: Fairfax, VA | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-15
Location: Billings MT
Date: 2020-07-02
Location: Ontario Canada
New leaves. Plant is growing under led light.
Location: sarasota florida
Date: 2016-03-30
growing outdoors in part sun
Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica | Old Photo
Date: 2022-12-17
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Osaka Prefectural Flower Garden, Osaka, Japan.
Date: March 6, 2011
Photo by KENPEI
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-07-17
Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica | Old Photo
Date: 2022-12-17
Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica | Old Photo
Date: 2022-12-17
Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica | Old Photo
Date: 2022-12-17
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28

Date: 2013-09-05
Five year old tree growing in a large container.
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2022-07-17

Date: 2021-09-08

Green beans on stem.
Location: Ontario Canada
Date: 2019-08-19
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Photo by sedumzz
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: Southwest Florida
Date: October 2015
unripe coffee beans
Location: St Louis
Date: 2008-06-29

Date: 2018-04-12
Location: Ellis garden 
Date: 2017-02-23
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Sarasota, FL
Date: 2015-04-30
At Selby Gardens
Photo by treehugger
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Date: 2014-06-01
newly sprouted coffee beans

Date: 2015-02-25
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2012-07-29
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Munich Botanical Garden, Germany
Date: April
credit: Diego Delso
Photo by RobertB
Location: Sarasota, FL
Date: 2015-04-30
At Selby Gardens
Location: Elkhart
Date: 2019-11-03
Coffee
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 12-5-15
Location: central Illinois-Washington Park Botanical Garden -Springfield, Il.
Date: 2015-12-05

Date: 2016-03-20
Comments:
  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Apr 3, 2019 5:53 PM concerning plant:
    You might find a baby coffee plant, they are pretty common among the 3-4 inch starter plants. They will branch sideways. It seems pretty easy care for me (3-4 years) and has been in my low light bedroom all winter with barely a hiccup. Leaves are dark green, slightly wavy, and glossy- pretty! Wilts when dry, but recovers well, seems to be sort of a thirsty plant.
    Adding this Feb 1 2020- I have a ripe bean on my plant, it must be self fertile or pollinate very easily, as I only noticed very few flowers on it in summer.
    Update Feb 2021 Still have the plant, still thriving, looking great in a corner for winter between an east and a south window. Pest free.
Plant Events from our members
Kristine1212 On April 11, 2018 Seeds sown
theinferno On March 17, 2019 Maintenance performed
Fertilized with some 10-10-4 fert sticks.
theinferno On March 16, 2019 Potted up
Split the rootball and put 3 seedlings in one pot and one in another.
theinferno On March 14, 2019 Obtained plant
theinferno On June 1, 2018 Obtained plant
Approximate date. Nothing was done with him for a long time, he just chilled in his nice big pot.
theinferno On June 1, 2018 Deadheaded
antsinmypants On March 24, 2022 Transplanted
Transplanted to a larger pot because roots were starting to come out the bottom of the pot causing it to lose a couple leaves.

Potting soil stated that it has 6 months of fertilizer in it.
antsinmypants On March 4, 2022 Obtained plant
Looked great upon arrival.
antsinmypants On February 25, 2022 Seeds sown
6 seeds. Soaked for 24 hours & placed in vermiculite on heat mat.
antsinmypants On February 28, 2021 Seeds sown
10 Seeds sown indoors under lights after a 24 hour soak.
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