Aesculus flava

Yellow Buckeye

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Medium growth rate, upright-oval to slightly spreading crown.
Mature Height - 60-75' tall
Mature Width - 40' wide
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Flowers are yellow with a tinge of green borne in erect 6-7" long, 2-3" wide panicles in May.
Fruit - Fruit is a smooth, pear-shaped, 2-3" long capsule, usually containing two brown seeds; each seed having a single white spot.
Leaf - Opposite leaves, palmately compound with generally 5 leaflets, each leaflet 4-6" long, oblong, finely serrate. Leaf top dark green. Leaf underside is yellow green and pubescent when young, essentially glabrous & glaucous at maturity. Petiole 3-4" long.
Fall Color -
Bark - Gray and brown bark with large, flat, smooth plates and scales comprising old trunks.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers a deep, moist, well-drained soil. Quite common in mixed deciduous woods from riverbottoms to mountain tops. Zone 4-8.
Native Habitat - Pennsylvania to Tennessee, northern Alabama, and northern Georgia, west to Ohio and Illinois. Introduced 1764.
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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Buckeye----Horsechestnut.
- Other plants of the family Hippocastanaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Aesculus.
- Other plants of the species Aesculus flava.