Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye
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|Aesculus Pavia Ohio Buckeye Photo by cj||Habitat||Bloom
|Sun to part Shade||April - May||Yellow||15 to 60 feet||Average Moisture||15 to 60 feet||Perennial tree|
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Aesculus (ES-kew-lus) Latin name for
Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye potted plants are NOT available at this time
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Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye seed/nut (10 seeds for $15.00)
Seeds are approximately 1 inch in diameter
Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye
rees prefer moist, fertile soil and should be planted in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Ohio Buckeye has upright clusters of light yellow tubular flowers, each cluster
is 4 to 7 inches long and appear in spring. Ohio Buckeye's showy flowers attract hummingbirds. It has attractive shiny, dark green
leaves in the spring that are palmately compound and showy fruits. Ohio Buckeye foliage tends to scorch in hot dry conditions and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
Plants can be grown from seed, and may flower as early as the second or third
year with good growing conditions. Ohio Buckeye trees have showy flowers
that attract hummingbirds in the spring and showy fruits in fall.
trees found in the open may reach 60 feet tall by 30 feet wide, but as a native understory it is often half that size. Ohio buckeye is a deciduous tree or understory small tree with an irregular rounded crown typically growing 15 feet tall and approximately feet wide. Showy, erect, 4 to 10 inch tall panicles of red to orange-red, narrow-tubular flowers appear in spring making the tree excellent for the back edge of a hummingbird garden. One to three shiny buckeye seeds inside a smooth, light brown, globular (1 to 3” diameter) seed capsules ripen in late summer/fall. Seeds are poisonous and are avoided by most wildlife. Fall foliage color is unremarkable. Red buckeye is a native shrub typically occurring in low rich wooded valleys, at bluff bases, on wooded slopes and along streams. Ruby-throated hummingbirds visit the flowers that bloom about the same time that the hummingbirds return to the area in spring migration.
Precipitation, Minimum - 36
Drought Tolerance - Low
Precipitation, Maximum- 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) - 20
Frost Free Days, Minimum - 180
Shade Tolerance - Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) - -20
Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye has a number of local names, such as . Ohio Buckeye seeds are poisonous to humans, though not particularly dangerous because they are not easily ingested. The seeds contain oils that can be extracted to make soap, though this is not commercially viable.
Aesculus Pavia, Red Buckeye is a native tree that is found growing wild in the Midwest and Eastern US from Texas to Ontario Canada. Ohio Buckeye will grow over a larger area of the US when planted,
The map below
shows the states where native Aesculus glabra Ohio Buckeye
trees grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over a larger area of the US.
USDA plant hardiness zones 2 to 8. Family Hippocastanaceae -- Horse-chestnut family
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ohio Buckeye tree distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.