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Arabica Coffee Plant

Arabica Coffee Plant

Arabica Coffee Plant

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Arabica Coffee Plant

Grow your own coffee with the Arabica Coffee Plant. This plant produces pesticide-free coffee beans with a minimal amount of maintenance and hassle-free care. Enjoy the pleasant aroma of the coffee beans on the plant, and then the delicious flavor in your favorite cup after percolating into brew.

Arabica Coffee Plants are quickly gaining in popularity with health-conscious growers. Growing your own coffee beans means fewer chemicals, no pesticides and beans that are free of mold. It's not just the coffee that makes this plant a popular choice, however. The colorful beans provide visual appeal, as they change color from green to yellow, then orange and finally a deep red. These pops of color are perfect against the glossy, dark green backdrop of the foliage. Additionally, you'll get flowers in spring that smell like jasmine.

Many nurseries often sell coffee beans that have simply been placed in a pot. These coffee bean seeds take four to five years to turn into a bean plant. We instead follow a thousand year old tradition by planting a fruit-bearing branch from an existing coffee plant. This ensures you'll get beans the first season, and this method is practiced by both coffee bean plantations and organic growers. Anyone can place a seed in a pot, but only diligent nurseries will take the time to cultivate an actual plant instead of taking the easy route.

You can grow your Arabica Coffee Plant either indoors or out and either planted in the ground or in a pot. If you live in an area that has temperatures below 45 degrees, protect your plant in the winter months. If your area gets colder, bring your potted plant indoors in winter and place it near a window. Your plant will continue to thrive in this environment.

Arabica Coffee Plants grow best in zones 4 through 11 when potted and zones 9 through 11 when planted in the ground. They grow about six feet tall and three feet wide, making them conveniently sized. The Arabica Coffee Plant prefers partial shade and has a good drought tolerance.

When you pick your beans, simply dry them in an oven or roaster and then let them cool. Grind your cooled coffee beans and then percolate them into brew. You'll be able to enjoy the delicious taste of homegrown coffee and avoid the hassle of store prices. Just don't tell your neighbors, or you may end up with a long line of people with empty cups!

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Perfect for container growing in your area.

You are in Growing Zone 6


Growing Zone 9,10,11 Botanical Name Coffee arabica
Mature Width 3 ft. Mature Height 6 ft.
Sun Tolerance Partial Shade Drought Tolerance Great
Spacing 4-6 ft.


Growing Zone 9,10,11 Botanical Name Coffee arabica
Mature Width 3 ft. Mature Height 6 ft.
Sun Tolerance Partial Shade Drought Tolerance Great
Spacing 4-6 ft.

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Planting & Care

Planting and caring for your new fruit tree is easy. To get started, find a good spot in your yard or a large container. The location should have good drainage and adequate sunlight. For a container, be sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and that it is large enough for the root ball to fit with some extra room.

In the yard, dig a hole that is a few inches shallower than the height of the root ball and three times as wide. The roots need room to spread outwards, but you don't want it to sit too deep in the hole. If your soil is especially dense and compacted, you may need to go out wider and loosen up the soil.

Before placing the root ball in the hole or container, pull the roots gently to space them out a little and cut off any damaged roots. Place the tree into the hole or container, ensuring that the point at which the roots meet the trunk is going to be an inch or two above the surrounding soil.

Carefully add the soil back into the hole or add your potting mix to the container. It helps to have one person hold the tree upright while you do this. It helps to keep the tree straight. As you fill in the soil, take steps to prevent air pockets from forming by removing large pieces of debris, breaking up large, dense clumps of soil, and water a little at a time. The soil should slope downward from the trunk to prevent water pooling around the roots, but the tops of the largest roots should protrude from the soil.

Water your new tree thoroughly to settle the soil. Water it again when the top two-inch layer of soil dries out. As your tree grows and the roots develop, you can water less often. Your tree will arrive pruned, so you only need to prune it once a year, in early spring, to keep its shape and to promote more fruit development, or to keep it small if you are growing in a container.

Fertilizer is not always necessary. If your tree grows well and looks healthy, it probably doesn't need any feeding. If you are not happy with how fast it is growing, of if you notice any signs of poor nutrition, you can apply an appropriate fertilizer once or twice a year. Our trees are hardy and you should not need to spray for pests or disease.


Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted

We take pride in accurate and on-time shipping dates. Of course there are factors that could delay these dates. These are estimates, and we cannot guarantee exact shipping dates. Shipping live products has its challenges and occasionally Mother Nature does not abide by our time frames. On rare occasions we have to delay shipping due to severe weather forecasts in your area or ours. Sometimes the seasons are delayed and plants take longer to reach specifications. Although these types of delays are rare, we try to keep you informed. The health of your plants is our highest concern.

Spring Shipping
Due to the nature of certain cold sensitive plants, it is best to ship them during months with milder temperatures. Spring shipped items are identified on their product page, as well as information on Northern States that ship in spring. Most trees and plants we carry can safely be planted year-round, but you may prefer planting in warmer weather. If you would like to receive a plant earlier than designated or delay its delivery date, we are happy to schedule what’s most convenient. Just call us at 1-888-286-1004.

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Will my Trees Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Pruning & Trimming

Most Fruiting Plants Are Pruned Before Shipping... At No Cost To You!

Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.