What is special about the Buckeye Tree? Ohio is considered ‘the buckeye state’ and the buckeye nut is the mascot for The Ohio State University. The name Buckeye came from the Native Americans who noticed the glossy, chestnut-brown seeds with the lighter circular eye looked similar to the eye of a deer. The main attraction of the tree is probably the nuts. Children can be entertained for hours by picking up the cool smooth nuts. These glossy hulled nuts begin to ripen in September. The hull opens and they fall to the ground. The nuts are slightly poisonous and shouldn’t be eaten unless heated and blanched. This tree will have showy, pale white to greenish yellow, branched clusters. The Buckeye tree is one of the first to leaf out in the spring and drops its leaves early in the fall.
- Purchase a 3 pack of 12”-18” Ohio Buckeye bare root trees
- Rounded canopy and thick, deeply fissured, gray bark.
- Fall leaf coloration is orange to red.
- Prefers moist loamy soils.
- Grows in hardiness zones 4 to 7
- Growth Size: 30’-50’ in height, 2’-3’ in diameter
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