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Buckeye

Aesculus spp.

Also known as

Buckeye, Horse-Chestnut, Horsechestnut

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

12m

Max

10m

9m

Min

7m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Buckeye Overview

Aseculus contains around 20 species of deciduous trees and shrubs. They are cultivated for their large distinctive divided leaves, measuring up to 65cm across. They show vibrant autumn colouration and clusters of delicate white or pink flowers, which form spiky or smooth coated fruits containing hard seeds. They are native to temperate climates in the northern Hemisphere and can make good specimen trees in large gardens.

Common problems with Buckeye

How to propagate Buckeye

Budding

Propagate by seed for the species in autumn, cultivars by budding in late summer.

Seed

Grafting

Grafting in late winter.

Other uses of Buckeye

Shade, ornamental. Children use the seeds of some species to play 'conkers'.