Ohio Buckeye Tree

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Adding a mix of native trees to your landscape is a rewarding initiative that pays off in so many ways. Support your local ecology, and enjoy a relaxing space you can be proud of. With a beautiful upright rounded form, Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) works as either a standout specimen or in a natural grouping. You'll be thrilled with the exceptional spring-flowering display. Also known as the Texas Buckeye, or Horse Chestnut, this is no "wimpy" tree. Everything from the corrugated leaves, to the corky bark to the leathery, prickled nut husks looks strong!

Tall spires of creamy-yellow panicles cover the outside of the canopy, each highlighted with a reddish-orange center. Give your garden visitors a treat and plan to enjoy these noteworthy blooms for several weeks. Butterflies and hummingbirds appreciate the nectar resource of these long-lasting flowers. The summer foliage is another attractive feature to enjoy with family and friends nearby. Ohio Buckeye foliage features sturdy stems and a marvelously bold texture.

Just wait until the temperatures drop in autumn. The large leaves fire up into an intense red-orange that can be seen all the way down the street. Known to attract Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Grosbeak, Chickadees, Titmice, Thrush, Crows, Jay and Vireos to eat the insects or roost among the branches. The blooms even call their fair share of Hummingbirds too! These are also wonderful caterpillar Host Plant for the Saddled Prominent Moth and Filament Bearer Moth larvae.

Planting and Application:

A deciduous tree that typically grows 50 to 75 feet tall, Buckeye features a broad, oval-rounded crown. This tree's strength is recognized by birds and wildlife that enjoy roosting, nesting and feeding among the mighty branches! Squirrels will tear around the tree after the mahogany brown nuts that also provide added interest. Keep one in your pocket for good luck, or collect them to create handsome homemade wreaths.

These are fantastic shade trees and will certainly set your yard apart from all the rest! These are wonderful for both front and back yard decoration and shade. Site them where you can see them from an outdoor seating area...a blooming Buckeye makes a perfect focal point! In groups and rows, these are formidable windbreaks and shelterbelts.

  • Incredible Flowering Display - Showy, Creamy Blooms in Spring
  • Large Flowering Panicles Held High Above the Foliage
  • Textured Dark Green Leaves Deliver Visual Impact
  • Fiery Red-Orange Fall Color & Rugged Gray Bark
  • Ornamental Shade Tree, Bird-Friendly Food & Habitat, Ornamental

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Buckeyes thrive in full sun and partial shade and in average to moist conditions, even tolerating periodic drought! Plant in nearly any well-drained soil and prune only after flowering to not accidentally cut off any of next year's blooms.

  • Full Sun & Partial Shade
  • Most Well-Drained Soils
  • Tolerates Moist Conditions & Periodic Drought
  • Easy Care - Prune After Flowering
  • Very Cold Hardy

Ornamental flowers, magnificent branching and wildlife appeal! We're excited to offer this outstanding native selection. Order native Ohio Buckeye trees from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Ohio Buckeye Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Aesculus glabra
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 50 feet
Mature Spread 30 - 40 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes