Aesculus glabra
Ohio Buckeye

 Plant Type:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flowers:
Yellow (Very showy greenish-yellow bottle-brush terminal panicles are 4-7" long and appear in May)
 Foliage:
Green (One of the first trees to leaf out in spring, emerging light green changing to dark green; palmately compound); Multi-Colored (Yellow to red-brown fall foliage, usually attractive)
 Fruit:
Brown (Prickly capsule encasing 1-2 buckeyes in the fall; poisonous if ingested, containing 3-5% saponins)
 Ultimate Height:
30-50 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
+30-50 feet
 Light Requirements:
 Soil:
Widely adapted to soils, but best on moist, acidic soil
 Range:
Southeastern and central United States
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Opposite, palmately compound leaves that usually have 5 leaflets (each 1-2" wide and 3-6" long). Fruits have a shorter prickle than A. hippocastanum.

Additional Information

Widely adapted to soils and environments; however, very dry conditions must be avoided. Drought causes early leaf drop. Leaf blotch and leaf scorch often disfigure foliage, especially on dry soil. Spiny fruits in autumn can be troublesome underfoot, and eliminates species type as a good street tree. Fruits are toxic, containing 3-5% saponins.

When Aesculus glabra has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University

Flowering

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Fruiting

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14 Aesculus glabra found

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= Heritage plant = Memorial plant
Number Accession ID Location
12012_01403*ASPKL
2ORIG_6525*ASMTH
32012_01403*BSPKL
42009_13429*AHORTPARK
52010_02338*AREC
6ORIG_1950*ALAMB
7ORIG_5232*AROGA
8ORIG_0496*AWOOD
92012_01403*CSPKL
10ORIG_4975*ASCPA
112023_00654*ATARK
122023_00809*AFWLR
132024_00005*AGMF
142024_00005*BGMF

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