Yellow Buckeye

Yellow Buckeye Aesculus flava (octandra)

Average Shipping Height: 2' - 3'
Item #2659
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The Yellow Buckeye grows in zones 4-8.
The yellow buckeye is a rugged beauty, with its thick bark, interesting yellow spring blooms and striking orange fall color. In parks and yards, it serves as an attractive and dense shade tree suitable as a pleasing focal point or a visual screen.

  • Blooms in May, with clusters of yellow blossoms
  • Provides lovely fall color, with leaves turning yellow to pumpkin orange
  • Often used as a tall screen or shade tree
  • Requires little maintenance and tolerates urban conditions well
  • Will be delivered at a height of 2'–3'

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Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained, Wet,

Wildlife Value

Yellow buckeyes grow in mature hardwood forests, providing shelter and nesting sites for the animals dwelling in those forests. This tree is not used as a food source due to the poisonous nature of its flowers, fruits and shoots.


As well as the belief in the good fortune of its storied seed, the buckeye has been held to cure rheumatism and other, more minor ailments. Pioneering farm families also made soap from the kernels of buckeye seeds, and many a child's cradle was carved from the wood of this tree. Before the advent of synthetic materials, the wood was used to make artificial limbs because of its light weight and resistance to splitting.

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