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Ohio Buckeye

An Ohio Buckeye The leaves of an Ohio Buckeye
An Ohio Buckeye
G. Lumis
The leaves of an Ohio Buckeye
G. Lumis

Scientific Name: Aesculus glabra

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 
Height: 50 to 70 ft
Spread: 40 to 50 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Flowers: yellow 

Ohio Buckeye, or Fetid Buckeye, is native to North America and generally has a short trunk and low branching structure.  The leaves release an unpleasant odor when crushed.  This is because all parts of the tree itself are poisonous.  Ohio Buckeye is one of the first trees to lose leaves in autumn and turns a brilliant orange and yellow.  The fruit of the Ohio Buckeye is prickly and falls to the ground in late summer.