Yellow Buckeye Trees are considered both an ornamental and shade tree. They will bloom in May with many yellow-green blossoms about 5-7” long. After the flowers come, you will see smooth, pale brown, husky fruits encasing 1-2 nuts. These glossy hulled nuts begin to ripen in September.
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 the nut. Buckeyes have been carried by many as good luck charms. However, the nuts are slightly poisonous and shouldn’t be eaten unless heated and blanched.
Yellow Buckeye leaves are a little larger than an Ohio Buckeye, and add great color to your treescape in the fall with hues of yellow and orange.
- You are purchasing one – Yellow Buckeye – 3 Gallon Pot
- A member of the horse chestnut family
- Easy to care for and maintain
- Flower clusters draw hummingbirds and nuts attract wildlife
- Can be shipped dormant
- Note: Images are of mature plants
- Botanical Name: Aesculus flava (octandra)
- Mature Size(H x W) : 60'-80' x 30'
- Soil: Rich, moist, acidic, well-drained
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Sun Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
- Characteristics: Oblong, rounded canopy and thick, deeply-fissured gray-brown bark
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Suggested Uses: Specimen, shade
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