Scientific Name: Aesculus flava Form: Round
Common Name:yellow buckeye Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:SapindaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):15 - 22m x 10 - 15m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Leaves: Compound, Opposite, Heavily veined, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Digitate (palmate), Obovate, Elliptic, Serrate
Flowers: Thyrse, (Floriferous), (Panicle-like), Yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Spring interest, Street (boulevard tree), Summer interest
Key ID Features:Leaves palmately compound, 5 elliptic to slightly oblong leaflets with serrated margins, up to 20 cm long; flowers in erect panicles to 15 cm 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).