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Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye
Ohio Buckeye

Ohio Buckeye

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Aesculus glabra

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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Mature Height: 20-50' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-30' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Light Shade
  • Spacing: 20-40' apart

This plant is not available at this time through Bower & Branch. We provide this plant profile for reference only. 

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FLOWERING SHADE TREE WITH CRIMSON FALL COLOR

FEATURES:

  • Large white panicle flowers bloom in spring
  • Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Green leaves change fiery red for fall color
  • Shining rounded nuts are like small ornaments on the tree
  • Cold-hardy ornamental shade tree

Why the Ohio Buckeye?

You know spring has arrived by an Ohio Buckeye’s unfurling deep green leaves, as one of the first trees to “wake up” from winter and stretch its branches with new growth. As it’s reprising its role as a lush shade tree, clusters of panicle flowers begin to bloom in May into summer. Soft-yellow flowers complimented by the forest green foliage give the rounded canopy of this Buckeye a photogenic moment and the perfect place for a scenic summer picnic. Receiving its name from the nut-like seed resembling those delicious chocolate buckeye sweets! Though unfortunately, people can’t enjoy these buckeye nuts, but you certainly can enjoy a bag full of chocolates under the enormous canopy of bright red leaves catching the cool breeze in fall - while eating sweets! Now that sounds like the perfect afternoon! You may just need to plant a few Ohio Buckeye Trees for seasons of beauty and an excuse to enjoy more chocolate buckeye treats!

Ohioans love their Buckeye Trees, and this charming native grows most abundantly there, in the Ohio River Valley. Its natural range extends from Pennsylvania to Nebraska and south to Alabama and Kansas. People who hike those woods know Ohio Buckeye like an old friend and look forward to its reappearance each year. The showy leaves are the first of our native trees to emerge in the spring, and they do so with gusto—bursting from plump, shiny buds like flowers. The true flowers show up a few weeks later.

How to use in the landscape?

Buckeyes get their name from the notion that the smooth tan and brown seeds look like the eyes of a deer. The seeds are toxic and they were used in the past by Native Americans to catch fish. When crushed and thrown into the water, the seeds would release their poisons, stunning the fish for easy harvest.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We never rush our trees to reach a ‘grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower.

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 4-7

    Mature Height: 20-50' tall

    Mature Width: 20-30' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Light Shade

    Spacing: 20-40' apart

How To Plant

Ohio Buckeye, preferring cool, semi-shady sites with deep, moist soil in the wild, appreciates similar conditions in the landscape. Full sun is acceptable as long as the soil doesn’t get too dry. Dry soil will hasten a common Buckeye disease called leaf scorch and lead to premature leaf-drop, though even under the best of circumstances, this can occur and is no cause for alarm. Because of the toxicity of the seeds (as well as of the leaves and twigs), Ohio Buckeye should not be planted where livestock will graze or pets will nibble.

How To Water

Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late year. Continue this for three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Prune as necessary in late winter.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-7


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