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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.
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How to propagate Buckeye
Propagate by seed for the species in autumn, cultivars by budding in late summer.
Grafting in late winter.
Other uses of Buckeye
Shade, ornamental. Children use the seeds of some species to play 'conkers'.