A lofty tree, native of the Eastern States from Kentucky to Canada, receiving its name from the seeds being used by early settlers as a substitute for coffee.

This tree is a favorite shade tree both in the East and in Europe and should thrive better here than it seems to have done in many places. It requires a shady sheltered situation and a soft moist soil.

Propagate by seeds sown one-quarter of an inch deep in the open ground as soon as ripe in the Fall.