Buckeye Trees


Buckeye Trees

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Foot-Long Flowers, Four Season Buckeye Trees

You'll fall in love with Buckeye trees from NatureHills.com! Showy spring flower spires are held above the leaves in an exceptional display.

Buckeye Trees produce elaborate flowers which appear on branched clusters in the spring. Foot-long spiked flower clusters are composed of small pink and white flowers or red flowers.

This medium-sized tree is one of the first trees to leaf in the spring. Thick, textured compound leaves are dark green and set the blooms off to perfection!

The palm-shaped foliage grows to cast deep shade in summer. Each compound leaf is composed of 5 - 7 leaflets; and is thickly corrugated for a bold look.

Buckeye drops its green leaves early in the fall, for a convenient cleanup. Some, like Ohio Buckeye offer pretty orange fall color.

This upright, rounded cultivar was introduced by Ohio State University. The nut-like seeds are incredibly glossy.

Some crafters collect the shiny nuts to create homemade wreaths and indoor decor. They have a sophisticated, organic look that appeals to modern sensibilities.

What is the Origin of the Buckeye Trees Name?

Native Buckeye Trees are named after the leathery capsules covering three seeds. The tree fruit looks similar to the eye of a buck, or male deer.

Teach kids not to eat the nut-like Buckeye seeds...but it's okay to put one in your pocket for luck! That is...If you find a glossy brown seed before the squirrels do.

Buckeye trees in the United States belong to the Horse Chestnut family. It includes Buckeye species like the Dwarf Red Buckeye plant, Ohio Buckeye, the Yellow Buckeye and the Autumn Splendor Buckeye.

These are handsome deciduous trees native to the Central and Great Plains regions of the United States. They are a member of similar nut-producing trees, like: Beech, Chinese Pistache, Oak, Pecan and Sweet Gum.

Buckeye Trees are Wildlife Trees

Although used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans and settlers, Buckeye nuts are not edible. They do support a healthy population of squirrels, however.

Plant them with Chickasaw Plum, Linden Basswood and Nuttall Oak on a wilderness property to attract game. Or underplant them with fall-colors of Aronia Chokeberry, Fothergilla and Sweetspire shrubs.

Best Practices for Keeping Buckeye Trees

Create a mulched bed to showcase native Buckeyes. Why spend a minute worrying about nuts, bloom or leaf litter?

Some trees are too pretty not to use in your yard. Please site it using the Plant Hightlights found on every product page.

Give Buckeye trees space to reach their full, glorious Mature Height and Mature Spread. These attractive, urban-tolerant trees are used as street trees and in city planning for parks.

Buckeyes make very special landscape trees in winter, too. This is when their dark, thick stems are on full display.

Go ahead and fulfill your passion for flowering plants! Plant a Buckeye or use several in an informal grove.

You'll appreciate how Buckeye trees decorate your outdoor living space. Plant Aesculus species on the southwest side of your patio.

You can study the amazing blooms from your outdoor seating. Bless them, as they cast luxurious shade on your family and friends!

Planting and Care Tips

People across the country remember Buckeyes fondly from their childhood. Order today, and we'll ship your order when the time is right for planting.

Track your package right to your doorstep. Open the sturdy boxes and give your new tree a long drink of water.

Dig your hole twice as wide as the root system, but no deeper. Keep your new tree at the same level it was growing at the nursery.

Keep your new tree hydrated on a consistent basis. Read the Garden Blog to find out How to Water the Right Way >>

Mulch underneath your Buckeye to a depth of three inches. Pull it back away from touching the trunk.

Being very adaptable to its environment, this tree thrives in conditions not suitable for other trees, and is hard to kill once it is established. Most Buckeye Trees prefer full sun to partial shade with deep soil that stays moderately moist.

It's a good idea to underplant shrubs and perennials at the same time you install your small trees. That way, they'll all grow up together!

We are so proud to offer these gorgeous native trees. Don't wait to order if you see your preferred Buckeye tree varieties in stock at NatureHills.com!