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Aesculus glabra var. arguta
Aesculus glabra Willd. var. arguta (Buckley) B.L. Rob.
Ohio buckeye, White buckeye, Texas buckeye
Synonym(s): Aesculus arguta, Aesculus glabra var. buckleyi
USDA Symbol: aegla
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
White buckeye or Texas buckeye is a small, multi-trunked tree, 10-25 ft., which can reach 50 ft. It is similar to Ohio buckeye but smaller in all parts. Clusters of pale-yellow blooms; palmately compound, glossy leaves; and an open-spreading crown are the tree’s landscape attributes. White buckeye is deciduous.
Texas Buckeye is distinguishable by the large number of narrow leaflets and usually shrubby size. It was formerly considered the species A. arguta; that Latin species name, meaning sharp, referred to the sharply toothed leaflets. It is now classified as a western shrubby variety of Ohio Buckeye. The common name of the genus is suggested by the large, rounded, dark brown seed with a white spot or scar at the base.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May
, WY Native Distribution:
n. to e. KS; cultivated westward Native Habitat:
Wooded ravines; hillsides
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Part Shade Soil Moisture:
Moist , Wet Soil Description:
Sand, limestone or granite soils. Conditions Comments:
This is a good specimen tree
for a small space. It is better adapted to hot, dry conditions than the similar Ohio buckeye.
BenefitInteresting Foliage: yes
Mr. Smarty Plants says
How to propagate Texas red buckeye (Aesculus sp.) from seeds
May 01, 2007
I have a Texas Red Buckeye that is doing very well. How do I propagate from the seeds that come off of that tree? Thanks,
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Record Last Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff