Aesculus californica

California Buckeye

The large, dense, pyramidal shape of this tree is echoed in its many flower panicles. The inedible brown fruit of these Horse Chestnuts or Buckeyes holds slightly toxic, glossy seeds. Can also be grown as a shrub. Roots can be shallow and invasive. Best to buy trees that are balled and burlapped or in containers to retain the long tap root. Prone to leaf scorch, leaf blotch and moths. Prune in early spring as necessary.
Aesculus californica, California Buckeye
This picturesque native of California blooms in striking, fragrant, creamy white flowers. In hot, dry climates, leaves turn brown by mid-summer. Silvery gray, smooth bark is ornamental in winter.

Attributes - Aesculus californica

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.

Related Plants

Aesculus x carnea, Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii', Aesculus glabra, Aesculus hippocastanum, Aesculus parviflora, Aesculus pavia
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