Aesculus flava Sol.

Yellow Buckeye, Sweet Buckeye

Foliage and fruit

Foliage and fruit


Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Aesculus

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: To 75' tall and 50' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Rounded to oblong crown. Palmate compound leaves with 5 leaflets to 7" long. Mature leaves are dark green with yellow-orange autumn color. Taproot therefore not easy to transplant. Likes rich soil, moist. Yellow flowers in panicles to 6" long followed by fruit which is a rounded capsule with 1 or 2 buckeyes.


Published in Cat. Arbor. Frutic. Horto Edin. (J.Hope) 3 in 1778.

Native to the eastern and north-central US.

'Flava' (Latin) = yellow.


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