Yellow Buckeye

Aesculus flava


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Key Features

50 - 75'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April, May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus flava) is a large, deciduous tree that typically grows up to 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide. It grows naturally in rich soils on river bottoms, stream banks, and mountain slopes, but it does not tolerate poor clay or dry soils. It has palmate leaves that are an attractive dark green in the summer and turn shades of yellow-orange in the fall. Small, creamy yellow flowers bloom on long, 6″ panicles in mid spring, and the nectar attracts hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators. The flowers give way to capsules containing 1-2 nuts, or buckeyes, which are a food source for small mammals. These nuts resemble the eye of a deer, hence the common name “buckeye”. Yellow Buckeye is commonly used as an ornamental shade tree in the landscape. It is a larval host for the American dagger moth (caterpillar shown above).

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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