Aesculus flava (Hippocastanaceae)
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
Container size: Gal.