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Yellow Buckeye
Aesculus pavia var. flavescens


Yellow buckeye differs from red buckeye both in having bright yellow flowers as opposed to red, and in being strictly limited to the Edwards Plateau, whereas red buckeye grows in east Texas on acid sands as well as in the Edwards Plateau. Where they meet, they hybridize and produce offspring with red-streaked yellow flowers.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: partial sun shade

Flower Color: yellow

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: leathery capsule with a white eye

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: 6 to 10 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: high medium

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Additional Comments: Although Aesculus octandra already has the vernacular name "Yellow buckeye," that name is also applied to A. pavia var. flavescens.

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