OHIO BUCKEYE - AESCULUS GLABRA

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Common Name: Ohio buckeye

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Family:
 Sapindaceae
Genus: Aesculus
Species: glabra

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7
Height: 20 to 40 ft
Width: 20 to 40 ft

Description: ​​​The Ohio buckeye's native range is in the understory of forests in states southeast of Minnesota, but it is a rather common tree in parks and landscapes here. These trees produce copious amounts of nuts and are wildly attractive to squirrels. The nut is dark brown with a light patch that resembles a deer's eye, which is where the common name comes from. People sometimes like to carry buckeyes in their pockets as good luck charms. The terminal buds found at the end of branch tips are quite large. Ohio buckeye has large, showy flowers that bloom in April-May.

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