Nebraska aesculus glabra var arguta
aesculus glabra var arguta seed

Western Buckeye (Aesculus glabra var. arguta)

Western Buckeye is a large shrub or small tree that grows best on well-drained, slightly acidic soils. Leaves are dark green, palmately compound with 5-11 leaflets. This buckeye produces creamy white to yellow flowers in the spring after the leaves appear and bears a leathery fruit with 2-3 large shiny seeds in each capsule. Western buckeye is an understory tree species. Sun to partial sun. Seed collected from the most northern range of Western Buckeye from Nebraska City, NE.

NATIVE RANGE

Western-Buckeye

Map courtesy of the USDA-NRCS Plants Database.

Additional Information

Scientific Name

Aesculus glabra var. arguta

Height

20-40′

Spread

20-40′

Foilage

Dark green

Native To

Southern Plain States

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