A Shade Tree with Exceptional Ornamental FeaturesThe largest of the Buckeye tree varieties, Yellow Buckeye’s stalwart form and spreading, oval canopy make it an outstanding choice as a shade tree. The addition of 6-inch panicles of yellow-hued blossoms in spring and yellow/orange foliage in fall, adds Yellow Buckeye’s appeal. Fruit follows the flowers in the form of smooth capsules that each contain 1-2 seeds, adding further ornamental interest.Yellow Buckeye is a shade tree that can provide you with so much more. It’s a sure way to add a functional shade tree to your yard but also enjoy some fabulous features.* Tall shade tree* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Spring flowers* Fall color.
The Horsechestnut Buckeye tree, Aesculus hippocastanum, is a beautiful, round-headed tree perfectly suited for use in smaller yards!This flowering tree has long, dense clusters of single, white flowers and is very attractive. This tree prospers in full sun and also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Horsechestnut Buckeye blooms in early summer with individual flowers that have crumpled white petals which ages to dull red.Horsechestnut requires well-drained soil with full sun or partial shade. It is adaptable to many different pH levels but should not be grown in extremely dry areas; Horsechestnut Buckeye trees are deciduous. This tree is widely planted in parks, avenues and in large gardens. Fruits have a leathery case covered with short prickles and in autumn release large seeds. The nuts produced by this species are inedible. Wildlife, such as squirrels, gathers them and hides those that they don’t eat.Hardy and easy to grow, this graceful tree with its distinctive beauty, provides white flower spikes in early summer and dark green foliage all summer. It turns yellow-brown in fall.* Rounded habit* White flowers* Fruit for wildlife .
Ornamental Tree with Brilliant Fall ColorThe Ohio Buckeye is prized for its showy fall color and unique fruit. It would look terrific as a main accent in your front yard or anywhere you have a little extra space for an interesting ornamental tree. Buckeyes can grow to 75 feet in height, but are generally around 30 feet. The Buckeye has a rounded crown that lends a lovely symmetry to the landscape. It tends to leaf out early, so if you have a Buckeye, your yard will be one of the first on the block to enjoy bright green color. The 6-inch long leaflets form a leaf structure that is reminiscent of a palm, bringing an added bit of interest for those who take a closer look. Spring also brings the arrival clusters of bright yellow flowers that will draw hummingbirds to your yard with their bright color and sweet nectar. Perhaps the most valued feature of the Buckeye tree is the fall color it provides. As autumn approaches, your tree will transform from its summer deep green to a brilliant bright orange. Your yard is sure to turn heads when the Buckeye displays its fall plumage! The Ohio Buckeye Tree is the state tree of Ohio but you don’t have to live there to appreciate it. It’s a great addition to any yard, and it will look great in yours. * Bright yellow spring flowers* Amazing fall color* Nuts for wildlife* Great shade tree.
Magnificent Spring ColorThe Red Buckeye is a hardy deciduous tree and one of the first plants to leaf out in the spring. It looks splendid along a garden path, beside a patio or as an accent plant at the edge of a garden.It is especially pretty when underplanted with early spring wildflowers. Its large, drooping, dark green leaves provide plenty of interest throughout the growing season.Its scarlet 9 inch panicles of blossoms will herald the approaching summer like no other plant in your yard. The lavish, carmine blooms are especially attractive to hummingbirds. Butterflies and other pollinators will be drawn to your garden as well, but deer will leave you alone.You can’t go wrong with this hardy tree. Plant it in sun or light shade and leave it alone. It seems to thrive on neglect and will already bloom when it’s about 3 feet tall. You can fuss with it a bit to grow it as a single trunk tree, but it’s generally left to grow as a multi-trunked tree. The 5-part leaflet foliage on this 10-20 foot plant is a vibrant green all summer long, so even when not in bloom, it’s a great accent to your landscape. * Early spring bloom* Vibrant spring color * Attractive to wildlife* Hardy.