Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Aesculus flava


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Attracts Birds

Aesculus flava (Hippocastanaceae)
(ESS-kew-lus FLAY-va)
Yellow Buckeye

Usually found in rich bottomlands, Aesculus flava is our largest native Buckeye, reaching 60-75 in height. Striking dark-green leaves appear in the characteristic five-fingered arrangement, creating deep shade beneath this tree. In spring, yellow flowers are densely packed on 6" panicles, followed by pear-shaped seed capsules and, finally, a brilliant-yellow fall foliage display. Yellow Buckeye likes moist well-drained soil in full sun to part shade; give this big tree plenty of room to grow! More disease-resistant than other Buckeyes. We collected seed at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Native

Bloom color: yellow
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 50-70'
Spread: 20-35'
Zones: 4-8

Container size: Gal.
Price: $25
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