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Aesculus sylvatica

Painted buckeye

Aesculus sylvatica is a small understory tree native, and predominantly endemic to, the southeastern piedmont (it does occur somewhat in the coastal plain, and very rarely in the mountains). It prefers to grow in rich, moist, well-drained soils, in shade or part shade. Aesculus sylvatica has showy yellow-green flowers that bloom in the early spring (occasionally the flowers are orangish red). It works well for restoration projects, or as a specimen tree in a yard or rain garden. Both the flowers and fruits of buckeye trees are important to our wildlife and insect pollinators.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Aesculus sylvatica - 3 Gallon

Painted buckeye

1 in stock

Aesculus sylvatica - 1 Gallon

Painted buckeye

34 in stock

$14.5210+ $7.26ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Up to 30'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FAC) Facultative


  • Spring Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Riparian Zone
  • Upland
  • Floodplain
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration