tree, shrub

Aesculus californica | California Buckeye

This California native appears almost subtropical in appearance with large palmate leaves. Use as a dense shrub or small tree. Normal height and width is 20 to 25 feet, but trees sometimes get much larger. Plumes of showy fragrant flowers adorn plants in spring. Note that the large, ornamental plant seeds are reported to be poisonous; pollen is poisonous to bees. Canopy coverage: 491 square feet.

Water Requirement: low

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 0F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 25 feet high

Width: 25 feet wide


Foliage Color: dark green

Flower Color: pink, cream

Flower Season: spring

Wildlife: hummingbirds, butterflies