Yellow Buckeye

Aesculus flava

profile iconAesculus flava - blossom and leaves
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A close up of some Aesculus flava in flower
profile iconAesculus flava - blossom and leaves
by Genet (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Aesculus flava is a big, deciduous tree species in the Sapindaceae family. It produces elegant tapering leaves divided into between 5-7 leaflets, which display attractive autumn colouration, turning red-yellow. It produces showy, upright yellow flowers, leading onto smooth rounded green fruits, these usually contain two brown nuts. This plant develops a spreading crown, it has a bushy habit and is hardy to -15 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer, Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Southeastern United States

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

A low maintenance tree that is used in parks and gardens as architectural specimens

Personality

Family

Sapindaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

None

Problems

Can also suffer from a canker.
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