Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Aesculus octandra

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Limited Supply
Yellow Buckeye
A Grand Shade Tree
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
65'-85'
/
45'-65'
Light Preference:
Sun to Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
Price:
$18.50/4' - $68.50/6'-8' plants

Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus flava or octandra) is an interesting tree native to the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States. It is a medium to large-sized deciduous tree growing to 20–47m (65'-150') tall. It grows in mesophytic forest or floodplains, generally in acid to circumneutral soil.

The leaves are palmately compound with five (rarely seven) leaflets, 10–25 cm long and broad. The flowers are produced in panicles in spring, yellow to yellow-green, each flower 2–3 cm long with the stamens shorter than the petals (unlike the related Ohio Buckeye, where the stamens are longer than the petals). The twigs have a faintly rank odor, but much less so than the Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra. The fruit is a smooth (spineless), round or oblong capsule 5–7 cm diameter, containing 1-3 nut-like seeds, 2.5-3.5 cm diameter, brown with a whitish basal scar. The fruit of the Yellow Buckeye is poisonous to humans but can be made edible through a leaching process.

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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