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OHIO BUCKEYE     Aesculus glabra

Also called:  CHESTNUT

Unfortunately this small flowering tree is very rare (perhaps because its tap root makes it difficult to handle in the nursery). It is fully hardy.

Small tree: Height 7m (23ft). Head is very compact and dense; strong rain shadow.

Foliage: Course; palmate compound; usually seven leaflets up to 6 inches long. Adds a very unique texture to the landscape.

Flowers: Showy white or pale yellow, upright panicles; in late June.

Fruit: A large nut (up to 1in) covered by a prickly husk.

Fall Colour: Good but not outstanding.

Comments: When the lilacs, maydays, and ornamental apples are all done flowering you can still be looking forward to the flowers on the Ohio Buckeye.

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