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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.