Aesculus glabra Willd.

Ohio Buckeye

Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Aesculus

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 3 to 7

Size: 20 to 40' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Opposite, palmately compound leaves with 5 leaflets, bright green new growth maturing to dark green and some yellow to orange autumn color. Yellow-green flowers in May on terminal panicles to 7" long. Fruit similar to a horsechestnut, prickly. Broadly rounded, dense habit. Rough bark. Moist, well-drained soil. Leaves will scorch in hot dry areas.

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Native to the eastern and central US. Introduced to cultivation in 1809.

Published in Enum. Pl. (Willdenow) 405 in 1809.


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