Scientific Name: Aesculus flava
Common Name: yellow buckeye
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Origin: U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 15 - 22m x 10 - 15m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Spring interest, Street (boulevard tree), Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Leaves: Compound, Opposite, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Glabrous, Digitate (palmate), Obovate, Serrate
Flowers: Thyrse, Yellow, Apr-May
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves palmately compound, 5 leaflets with serrated margins, central one mostly obovate, up to 20cm long; flowers in erect panicles to 15cm long; fruit a round capsule with 1 or 2 "buckeyes" surrounded by a leathery light brown husk. Winter ID: large terminal flower buds (not sticky and lighter colour compared to horse chestnut).