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Arnold Buckeye Aesculus x arnoldiana

Previously known as:

  • Aesculus sylvatica
Phonetic Spelling
ES-kew-lus bi ar-nold-ee-AY-nuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Arnold Buckeye is a hybrid between A. flavia and A. pavia. This plant likes moist, well-drained soil and dislikes dry soil. Its texture is medium to coarse with a form that is rounded to broad rounded and low-branched.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Autumn Splendor'
    The tree maintains a dark color all summer, resists leaf-scorch, has brilliant red fall color and is cold-hardy.
'Autumn Splendor'
Tags:
#red#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#partial shade#orange#orange leaves#red flowers#yellow flowers#tree#yellow leaves#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Autumn Splendor'
    The tree maintains a dark color all summer, resists leaf-scorch, has brilliant red fall color and is cold-hardy.
'Autumn Splendor'
Tags:
#red#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#partial shade#orange#orange leaves#red flowers#yellow flowers#tree#yellow leaves#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aesculus
    Species:
    x arnoldiana
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Broad
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Description:
    Panicle of yellowish-red flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has opposite, compound leaves which have a yellow to orange fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Poisonous to Humans
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Severe vomiting and diarrhea, depression or excitement, dilated pupils, coma, convulsions, wobbly
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Aesculin (a glycosidic saponin), other saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves