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Commonly known as Sweet buckeye
Deciduous5- to 7-palmate, glossy, dark green leaves with obovate or ovate leaflets 8cm (3in) or more long turning orange-yellow in autumn
TreeConical tree. Candles of flowers are followed by smooth-skinned fruit with 1 or 2 large seeds
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insectsPests & DiseasesScale insects, leaf miners, canker, coral spot, leaf blotchPlace of originEastern USA
Flower ShapePaniclesConical panicles to 18cm (7in) tall
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Ovate (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
Tree ShapeBroadly conical
Buy Varieties of AESCULUS flava
large, upright panicles of pale-yellow flowers, good autumn tints