Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days
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), native to the Ohio Valley and Appalachian Mountains. Standing tall at 20-47m, 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.