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Autumn Splendor Buckeye

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Autumn Splendor Buckeye - Aesculus x arnoldiana "Autumn Splendor"


An interesting new small accent tree for home landscape use, selected primarily for its outstanding fall color, yellowish-green flowers and rounded growth habit, a distinct improvement over species buckeyes; spiny seeds may necessitate some maintenance.

Details

Height: 35 feet

Spread: 30 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 3b

Ornamental Features:

Autumn Splendor Buckeye has dark green foliage throughout the season. The palm-shaped leaves turn an outstanding tomato-orange in the fall. It features showy spikes of creamy white flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. The fruit is not ornamentally significant, but can be messy in the landscape. The furrowed gray bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Autumn Splendor Buckeye is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Messy

Autumn Splendor Buckeye is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Accent

Plant Characteristics:

Autumn Splendor Buckeye will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Additional Information

SKU T0780-G