Aesculus glabra
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Aesculus glabra

Ohio buckeye
fetid buckeye

  family hippocastanaceae 
  genus aesculus 

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Genus  Aesculus Species  glabra Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Ohio buckeye   fetid buckeye Family  HIPPOCASTANACEAE Specimen number  S11635 Data source  HtZn p70;Xeri p302
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Tree Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  30' Overall spread  20' - 40'
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 06-07 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 03a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This is an insect resistant variety. Aesculus glabra can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -40� Fahrenheit. Ohio buckeye (also known as fetid buckeye) needs summer days with high heat. This plant likes full sun to partial shade. It likes dry soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  yes Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Seeds Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  The seeds of this plant are toxic.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Aesculus glabra is a woody perennial. Ohio buckeye (locally known in some parts as fetid buckeye) is deciduous in nature. Leaves: This plant has 3" - 6" compound leaves with 5 leaflets. Flowers: This species has 7" panicles.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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