SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA
Branches droop but resist breakage. The state tree of Ohio. Leaves and twigs produce a slightly unpleasant odor when crushed. Seeds and young leaves are poisonous and the bark is toxic. A beautiful yet dangerously toxic tree to humans and livestock.
Has Unpleasant Leaf fragrance.
Native to Midwestern United States.
Previously listed in the Hippocastanaceae family.
Additional Common Names
OHIO BUCKEYE, FETID BUCKEYE, STINKING BUCKEYE
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 - 75 feet.
Width: 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, Gold or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Nut in Spiny Husk.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Shade Tree or Buffer Strip.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Aesculus glabra Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/aesculus-glabra >