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Ohio Buckeye
Aesculus glabra

Easily grown in average, Medium well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Foliage tends to scorch and generally depreciate in dry conditions. This is a taprooted tree that once established is very difficult to transplant.

USDA symbol: AEGL

General Information

Plant TypeTree
Height20 to 40 feet
Light ExposurePart Sun, Sun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorGreen, Yellow
Ohio Buckeye (Ohio Buckeye<div><em class="small">Aesculus glabra</em></div>)
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Tolerances

Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience7
Salt ToleranceNone
Stress ToleranceDrought Tolerant

Pollinator Value: High

Bloom MonthsApril to May
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control, Restoration
Coefficient of Conservatism5
Herbivore SensitivityLow
LifespanPerennial
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationDeep
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent

Range

CountyGoodhue, Saint Louis, Steele
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Glaciated Plains, Northern Lakes and Forests, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland