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Ohio Buckeye

Aesculus glabra

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.071 W94 53.013

Trail Number:
G5

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Description

Family:
Sapindaceae

Foliage:
Leaves opposite, palmately compound with five leaflets. Leaflets 3-6 inches long. Stem gives off an unpleasant odor when bruised.

Native Locale:
Pennsylvania to Nebraska, Kansas and Alabama

Mature Height:
20 to 40 feet

Mature Width:
20 to 80 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 4 to 7

Soil Preference:
Prefers moist, well drained, slightly acid soil

Growth Habit:
Rounded to broad- rounded in outline, usually low branched with the branches bending down toward the ground and then arching back up at the ends; actually quite handsome in foliage; very dense and therefore difficult to grow grass under

Rate of Growth:
Medium, 7 to 10' over a 6 to 8 year period

Disease and Insect:
Susceptible to stem canker, leaf spots, tar spot and anthracnose, verticillium wilt

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • Light brown fruit capsules hold a single, shiny brown seed know as the "Buckeye". The seeds are poisonous.

Photos

Bark - Ohio BuckeyeLeaf - Ohio BuckeyeSpring - Ohio BuckeyeSummer - Ohio BuckeyeSummer '08 - Ohio BuckeyeSummer '08 Fruit - Ohio Buckeye