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Common Name: Yellow Buckeye      Latin Name: Aesculus flava      Size: 50 (min) to 75 (max)
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Aesculus flava
Origin: Midwestern USA
Maximum Height: 75 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Hippocastanaceae
Genus: Aesculus
species: flava
Origin: Midwestern USA
Size: 50 (min) to 75 (max)
Size Description: Large Tree
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PlantPlaces.com Plant of the Week: October 14, 2012
Aesculus flava Yellow Buckeye

Steve Foltz

Each fall season I am always amazed at the beauty of the Yellow Buckeye, Aesculus flava. This is the largest of the Buckeyes growing 60 to 80 feet in height. Yellow Buckeye is the only buckeye with foliage still left when fall color comes along. Between the size of the tree and the yellow with a hint of orange fall color, it is easy to tell this Buckeye from the others. Another tell-tale sign that it is Yellow Buckeye is the husk that the Buckeyes are held in have a smooth outer covering as opposed to a spiny outer covering that Ohio Buckeye and Horsechestnut have. The flowers are upright panicles of creamy yellow flowers, 10 to 12 in size. There are a number of beautiful Yellow Buckeyes in Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum.

Yellow Buckeye is an easy tree to grow. It is drought tolerant, relatively fast growing, and free of insect and disease problems. With the large palmately compound leaves and orange-brown, non-sticky buds, not many trees look quite like a Yellow Buckeye. The classic buckeye seed are encapsulated in large 4-5 inch smooth yellowish-brown husks.

If you ask most people around our region to name the most common Buckeye most would say Ohio Buckeye. In reality most Buckeyes in our region are the Yellow Buckeye. So if you are out looking at trees in the next few weeks look for our native Yellow Buckeye, Aesculus flava.

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Bloom history: (Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, unless otherwise noted)4/3/2012 until 4/24/2012 See other plants that bloom at this time.
4/24/2011 until 5/4/2011 See other plants that bloom at this time.
5/1/2009 until 5/11/2009 See other plants that bloom at this time.
Plant Images and Specimens
Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Flowers
Location: Alms Park, Cincinnati
Planted By: Cincinnati Parks
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: spring
Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Huge Buckeyes
Location: Spring Grove, Cincinnati
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Fall
Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Winter Buds
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Winter/Early Spring
Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Fall Color
Location: Victory Pkwy near Eden Park
Age: Older Tree
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Gall
Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Flowers
Location: Hillcrest Cemetery, Sutton Rd, Cincinnati
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Spring
Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Large Tree
Location: Spring Grove, Cincinnati
Age: Old
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerlein
Season: Spring
Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Fruit
Photo Credit: Patrick Kelsch

Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Picture of Aesculus flava  Yellow Buckeye
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: Steve Foltz

Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.171244466666700 Longitude: -84.526199033333300] Specimen: 560
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Large tree
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery
Photo Credit: R. Scott Beuerline
Season: Summer
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.144391783333300 Longitude: -84.507540366666700] Specimen: 1289
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery 4521 Spring Grove Ave Cincinnati OH 45232
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.171148933333300 Longitude: -84.526840550000000] Specimen: 1437
Location: Location Captured with GPS Device
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.273096533333300 Longitude: -84.282223100000000] Specimen: 1515
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.893965250000000 Longitude: -77.006308500000000] Specimen: 1556
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.858197000000000 Longitude: -84.226197583333300] Specimen: 1868
Location: Village of Moscow, Ohio Water St Moscow OH
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.857304100000000 Longitude: -84.231742033333300] Specimen: 2735
Location: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3400 Vine Street Cincinnati OH 45220
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.008511220000000 Longitude: -84.570251980000000] Specimen: 2845
Location: Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd Cleveland OH 44106
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 41.511586166666700 Longitude: -81.610703766666700] Specimen: 2916
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Aesculus
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2013
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Aesculus
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2013
Aesculus flava ClevelandBotAesculusFlowers.JPG
Aesculus
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: May 2013
Location: Glasgow Botanic Garden, Scotland 730 Great Western Rd Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 0UE, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.882033925766200 Longitude: -4.291445143687110] Specimen: 5214
Location: Zurich Old Botanical Garden Talstrasse, 8001 Z?rich, Switzerland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 47.371482990000000 Longitude: 8.533438610000000] Specimen: 5926
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