Ohio Buckeye tree (Aesculus glabra) is a medium to small size ornamental tree, which belongs to Horsechestnut family (Hippocastanaceae). Flowers are creamy to greenish yellow, and it is one of the first trees to leaf out and flower in the spring. Its large greenish-yellow flowers are attractive to hummingbirds. The seeds are large, shiny and have dark chestnut-brown color with a pale scar. The common name refers to its abundance in Ohio and the supposed likeness of the nut to the eye of a buck. Seeds are sometimes carried in the pocket for good luck and supposedly to prevent rheumatism. If nut, bark, and leaves digested, they are highly toxic. Tree can tolerate shade. Height at maturity is 30-50 ft.
Ohio Buckeye Tree
Ohio Buckeye tree is small to medium ornamental tree, which has broad crown and can tolerate shade.
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General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.