Aesculus flava

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Aesculus flava
  • COMMON NAME: Yellow Buckeye
  • FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae
  • NATIVITY: Tennessee to Georgia, west to Illinois
  • GROWTH HABIT: 60-75’ (100’)
  • HARDINESS:  USDA Zone 4 to 8
  • OPTIMUM GROWING CONDITIONS:  Grows well in moist soils in rich woods.  Likes full sun.
  • SUCCESSIONAL STATUS: Climax
  • FACULTATIVE STATUS: None defined
  • LANDSCAPE VALUE:  This tree is admired for its yellow flowers and large palmately compound leaves.
  • FOLIAGE:   Large, palmately compound
  • BUDS:  Large, not shiny, and opposite.  Nuts.
  • BARK:  Gray-brown in larger plates less furrowed.
  • FRUIT:  Pear shaped fruit and attractive yellow flowers born in May.
  • PESTS:  None serious.
University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153