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.
Attracts useful insects
Southeastern United States
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
A low maintenance tree that is used in parks and gardens as architectural specimens
Can also suffer from a canker.