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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Coffee forms a large shrub with glossy green leaves. It has small white flowers. This plant produces the coffee beans so many of us rely on every day, but in this part of the world is primarily used as an ornamental.

    Latin Name

    Coffea arabica


    Family

    Rubiaceae


    Type of Plant

    Tropical
    Shrub

    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 15'
    Max Spread: 15'

    Uses

  • Ornamental

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Tropical Africa


    History

    George Washington received coffee plants from Thomas Law, who was his grandson-in-law, in 1799.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

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    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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