Ohio buckeye - Sapindaceae Aesculus glabra

Taxonomy

FamilySapindaceae
GenusAesculus
Speciesglabra
Common NameOhio buckeye
iTree CodeAEGL

Plant Form

FormTree: medium with oval or rounded crown
Height70 feet
Spread35 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliage5 to 7 leaflets long, narrow, widening at mid-section with pointed tip, serratedLeaf Type Information IconCompound - Palmate
Needles0
Barklight gray develops light corky layer to brown and furrowed on older trees
Budlarge conical terminal, with overlapping scales (imbricate); neither shiny nor tackyBud Arrangement Information IconOpposite
Twiglight gray and stout with shield shaped leaf-scar
Flowerupright grouping (panicle) of green/yellow
Fruityellow/brown and roundish with smooth/spiny husk with brown nut having a nearly circular white patch "buck's eye"
Fall Coloryellow

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3bMin5.0SoilIntolerant
Max8aMax7.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
TolerantModerateNo

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
Previous FamilyHippocastanaceae
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