Propagated by coppice shoots. Seeds cannot be stored. Spacing of 1.8 x 1.2 m or 3.6 x 1.8 m. Requires intermediate light. Fairly resistant to fire starting at age 5. Tolerates wide range of climates, habitats, and soils. Occurs frequently in primary lowland to montane forest, and is especially common in secondary forests, scrub and grassland, and even areas with brackish water
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
High density hardwood with colorful grain that is easy to work and relatively resistant to dry-wood termites. Used for medium-heavy construction and plywood. The astringent corollas are used to treat uterine disorders and hysteria. Produces tannin.
- Coffee Shade
- Erosion Control
Reforestation: increases water recharge in catchment areas