- USDA hardiness zones:
- Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers fertile, moist, humusy-sandy loams. Foliage tends to scorch and generally depreciate in dry conditions. This is a taprooted tree that once established is difficult to transplant.
Size and growth:
- 50.0 to 75.0 feet
- 30.0 to 50.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- April - May
Good in the fall, Flowering tree, Showy flowers, Showy fruit, Yellow, and Shade
Not recommended as a street tree or for use near homes because of the litter produced (particularly twigs, fruit and falling leaves). May be used as an ornamental shade tree. A good selection for more remote areas of the landscape including native plant and moist woodland areas. Michael Dirr considers this tree to be the most beautiful of the large growing Aesculus.
Leaf blotch can be a significant problem. Powdery mildew, leaf spots and anthracnose may also occur. Buckeye lacebug, Japanese beetles, bagworms and borers are infrequent but potentially troublesome. Leaf scorch (brown edges) may occur in droughty conditions or on sites exposed to wind. Disease problems for this tree are generally not as severe as those for Ohio buckeye.