Plant of the Week - The Buckeye Tree


In honor of the BIG10 and The Ohio State Buckeyes beginning their 2020 football season, our plant picks this week would be Buckeye Trees!

Aesculus glabra – Ohio Buckeye

-25-40’ / rounded / yellow orange fall color / State tree of Ohio / sun to part shade

Aesculus pavia – Red Buckeye

-10-20’ / rounded / red flowers in spring / sun to part shade

Aesculus flava – Yellow Buckeye

-60-70’ / yellowish spring flowers / orange fall color / not bothered by foliar diseases

Aesculus parviflora – Bottlebrush Buckeye

-6-15’ / white flowers late spring – early summer / tolerates shade

Aesculus carnea – Red Horse-Chestnut (cross between horse-chestnut and red buckeye)

-30-40’ / rounded / red flowers in spring / foliar not bothered as much by leaf diseases