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Cultural Details for Aesculus flava

Common Name:
Yellow Buckeye

Growth Rate:
Medium growth rate, upright-oval to slightly spreading crown.

Average Mature Height:
60-75' tall

Average Mature Width:
40' wide

Flower Details:
Flowers are yellow with a tinge of green borne in erect 6-7" long, 2-3" wide panicles in May.

Fruit Details:
Fruit is a smooth, pear-shaped, 2-3" long capsule, usually containing two brown seeds; each seed having a single white spot.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Gray and brown bark with large, flat, smooth plates and scales comprising old trunks.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Pennsylvania to Tennessee, northern Alabama, and northern Georgia, west to Ohio and Illinois. Introduced 1764.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Prefers a deep, moist, well-drained soil. Quite common in mixed deciduous woods from riverbottoms to mountain tops. Zone 4-8.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.