Ohio buckeye - Sapindaceae Aesculus glabra


Common NameOhio buckeye
iTree CodeAEGL

Plant Form

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

Identification Description

Foliage5 to 7 leaflets long, narrow, widening at mid-section with pointed tip, serrated Leaf Type  Information Icon Compound - Palmate
Barklight gray develops light corky layer to brown and furrowed on older trees
Budlarge conical terminal, with overlapping scales (imbricate); neither shiny nor tacky Bud Arrangement Information Icon Opposite
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 zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3b Min5.0 SoilIntolerant
Max8a Max7.0 SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Tolerant Moderate No

Species Status

Nebraska Native Yes Check
U.S. Native Yes Check
Region of OriginUnited States
Previous FamilyHippocastanaceae
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