Aesculus glabra

Ohio Buckeye (Fetid Buckeye)

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - pyramidal-rounded to oval-rounded habit; Medium growth rate (7-10’ over a 6 to 8 year period).
Mature Height - 20-40’
Mature Width - 20-40’
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect, greenish yellow, 1” long, 4 petaled, borne in early to mid-May in 4-7” long by 2 to 3” wide terminal panicles.
Fruit - Capsule, light brown, dehiscent, 1-2” long, broadly obovoid, with a prickly (echinate) cover similar to Common Horsechestnut; the seeds (buckeyes) are usually borne solitary.
Leaf - Opposite, palmately compound, 5 leaflets, rarely 7, elliptic to obovate, 3-6” long, 1 to 2 .25” wide, pubescent beneath when young, nearly glabrous at maturity, medium to dark green; petiole-approximately 3-6” long.
Fall Color - Fall color is often yellow but at times develops a brilliant orange-red to reddish brown.
Bark - Ashy gray, thick, deeply fissured and plated, scaly.
Other Features -
Possible Use - Natural settings, good for parks and large areas.
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant balled and burlapped into moist, deep, well-drained, slightly acid soil; tends to develop leaf scorch and prematurely drops leaves in hot, droughty situations; prune in early spring. Zone 4-7.
Native Habitat - Pennsylvania to Nebraska, Kansas and Alabama. Cultivated 1809.
Diseases and Insects - Leaf spot, wood rot, anthracnose, canker, walnut scale, comstock mealybug, white-marked tussock moth, Japanese beetle, bagworm, flat-headed borer.
Strength -
Weakness - Tends to develop leaf scorch and prematurely drops leaves in hot, droughty situations.

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- Other plants with the common name Buckeye-Horsechestnut.
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- Other plants of the species Aesculus glabra.