Coffee Plant

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Grow your own morning perk! The Coffee Plant (Coffea arabica) is an upright tropical evergreen plant with great blossoms and bright purple fruit. The glossy fine-textured, pointed foliage adds year-round interest to your garden, while the seeds inside the fruit can be roasted for a flavorful caffeinated drink!

Coffea arabica is the most well-known source for our favorite morning drink! But few know it’s also a beautiful ornamental multi-trunked tree or large shrub. Any bright location with high humidity will allow these tropical fruit trees to grow. Filling out in white blossoms in the late spring and extending to early summer.

Coffee Plants form purple grape-like fruit form soon afterward, and once the pulp is removed and the seed inside dried, roasted and ground, you are ready to brew your favorite morning pick-me-up! Whether it’s for your own orchard or for use as privacy, these evergreens provide lush greenery and screening.

Planting and Application:

These trees are gorgeous when in bloom, the delicate white blossoms covering the tops of each branch. The pollinators will be fluttering around these blooms. The glossy foliage remains dark green all year, giving year-round color and accents. The reddish to purplish fruit is glossy and grape-sized, looking lovely if you don’t pick them.

Coffee trees look great as a unique conversation piece by your back patio or accent your front door. Pot up in a large planter or container for a patio or porch shade tree and accent. Bring your plant indoors for the winters if you are in a colder northern growing zone. Great houseplants if you have enough humidity and bright, indirect light.

  • Tropical Broadleaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub
  • Glossy Green Foliage
  • White Blossoms for Pollinators
  • Reddish-Purple Fleshy Fruit
  • Seeds Can Be Roasted & Ground Into Coffee

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Coffee Plants thrive in a humid environment with very well enriched and well-drained soils. Not able to tolerate frost, these can take low temperatures but do best in sunny sites with afternoon shade in the hottest of its growing zone range.

  • Enriched, Fertile, Well-Drained Soil
  • Bright Indirect Sunlight
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture
  • Prune After Fruiting to Control Size

Coffee Plants are lovely statement pieces and beautiful flowering evergreen trees with a flavorful bonus! Homegrown coffee or ornamental houseplant and landscaping trees, the choice is yours when you order these unique specimen plants today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Coffee Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones Outdoors 10-12(Indoors 4-11)
Growing Zones Outdoors 10-12(Indoors 4-11)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Coffea arabica
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant Yes