Aesculus glabra var. nana

Dwarf Ohio Buckeye

Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Aesculus

Parent: Aesculus glabra

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 4 to 6' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Dwarf, shrubby form. Moist, well-drained soil. Greenish-yellow flowers in spring. Fruit is spiny, 1/2 to 3/4" capsules.


Native to Georgia. Found in Cobb County and Douglas County.

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Woodlanders in March 2011 and planted it near the Butterly Magnolia in May after it had finally leafed out. It was a very small plant. At the beginning of June I potted it up again and moved it to the conservatory because the leaves were browning.

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