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Aesculus glabra

Ohio Buckeye

  • »  Attracts butterflies
  • »  Fragrant flowers
  • »  Great for rain gardens
  • »  Greenish-yellow flowers in spring
  • »  Rabbit resistant

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The Ohio Buckeye low-branched deciduous tree with a broad, oval crown. In the summer, leaves possess a dark green color and mature to a lovely yellow in the fall. Greenish-yellow flowers will bloom from April through May which is then followed by warty, spinney fruit called buckeyes. Commonly found in rocky, wooded areas.

As an interesting fact, Native Americans called the fruit ‘hetuck’ meaning eye-of-the-buck. This is in reference to the shiny, deep brown color of the fruit resembling the eyes of a buck deer.

Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Aesculus glabra

Easy to grow in full sun to a partially shaded landscape. Well-adapted to a wide range of soils from well-drained to average, but thrives in moist to wet soils. Due to the strong taproot on this tree it does not transplant well after it becomes established.