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Buckeye (Yellow)

Aesculus flava

Branch of Yellow Buckeye against the blue sky

The Yellow Buckeye, or Aesculus flava, is a lovely, large shade tree with an upright-oval habit and several outstanding traits. The rich green foliage, with each leaf composed of five 4- to 6-in.-long leaflets, is more disease-resistant than most other Buckeyes. The cream-colored flowers of early summer show up after most other plants have finished their floral displays. With irregular, gray-colored plates and bold texture, the bark remains interesting year-round. The largest of the native Buckeyes, Aesculus flava is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful and trouble-free as well.

The Yellow Buckeye is a tree with an outspoken statement. While it can be placed in a grouping, the best use is as a specimen tree in the front lawn. Yellow Buckeye grows to about 80' high and 40' wide, and the bold framework forms a majestic silhouette during the dormant season.

Table of tree prices
Tree Container SizeStem CaliperPlant HeightPrice
#54-5'sold out
#15 1.75-2"5-6'sold out