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Aesculus glabra /Buckeye

Aesculus glabra  / Aesculus glabra
A roundish crown on tree that are gennerally in the 40 foot range
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A roundish crown on tree that are gennerally in the 40 foot range

Compound leaves that turn yellow in autumn

Leaves have an unpleasant odor when crushed

Greenish-yellow flowers cover the tree in mid-spring

Fragrant flowers attract butterflies

Reddish color in the filaments gives contrast in the flowers

Each inflorescence contains many flowers

Compound leaves

Fruit in late spring

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Scientific Name: Aesculus glabra
Common Name: Buckeye
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Green, Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Greenish-yellow flowers are showy in mid-spring and both the flowers amd leaves are fragrant. When bruised, all parts of the plant emit an unpleasant, fetid odor. In autumn the leaves trun a nice yellow color and can be showy. Butterflies are attracted tp the flowers. It is the state tree of Ohio.