A medium-sized tree with an oval to rounded crown. Unique characteristics include palmate compound leaves, terminal candle-like flowers and large globose fruits. The species is somewhat susceptible to leaf scorch in the summer, though the following three cultivars have done well in North Dakota: Prairie Torch ® (an NDSU release), 'Homestead' (from South Dakota), and 'Autumn Splendor'.  The largest buckeye in North Dakota is 49 feet tall with a canopy spread of 38 feet.

**Info taken from NDSU Tree Selector**

Aesculus glabra - ohio buckeye

The palmately compound leaves of this tree are unusual and attractive, especially in the autumn when the fall color is a range of yellows, oranges and reds. Greenish-yellow flowers are produced on large panicles in spring followed by large light brown fruit capsules

Height:  20-40'
Spread:  20-40'
Fall Foliage:  Yellow orange-red to reddish brown
Exposure:  Full Sun
Zone:  3-7

ohio buckeye

 

AUTUMN SPLENDOR BUCKEYE

Aesculus x ‘Autumn Splendor’ - autumn splendor

Hybrid buckeye cultivar from the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Scorch-resistant foliage turns maroon-red in the fall. Yellow-red flowers seldom give rise to fruit.

Height:  35'
Spread:  20'
Fall Foliage:  Orange-red to red
Exposure:  Full Sun
Zone:  3-7