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Aesculus octandra

Yellow Buckeye

  • Aesculus octandra

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Details

Min. hardiness zone:
4
Item ID:

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Canada

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
Germination
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification 

Looking for a stunning deciduous tree for your garden or landscape? Consider the Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus octandra - synonym flava), native to the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains. Standing tall at 90-110 ft tall, it boasts greenish yellow flowers in May and rich dark green leaves that turn yellow to pumpkin-orange come fall. What's more, it's less prone to disease than other species, making it a trouble-free choice for the discerning gardener. Plus, its upright-oval habit and slight spreading outline make it a showstopper in any setting. While the Yellow Buckeye's wood is commonly used for cheap furniture and various woodenware, it's also a great choice as an ornamental tree and for its shade. Keep in mind that the fruit is poisonous to humans, but it's often a favorite snack for squirrels. Add the Yellow Buckeye to your outdoor collection today for a touch of nature's beauty.

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