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California Buckeye


This is a spreading, low-branching tree or shrub. New foliage is pale green and mature leaves have 5-7 rich green leaflets. Bears fragrant white or pink-tinged white flowers in long, dense spikes in early summer followed by rough-skinned fruit.

Aesculus californica

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit width : 2-3<>

Fruit type : Pear shaped

Leaf Characteristics

Bark texture : Thin, smooth

Bark color : Silvery-grey

Leaf texture : Shiny

Leaf length : 3- 6"

Leaf shape : Palmate; finely toothed margins

Leaf color : Pale apple-green to rich green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Flowers are produced in erect panicles

Flower color : Pink

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : > 30 ft.

Average size maturity height : 10- 20 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 0 to 5 F (Z7a)

Sunset zone : 3-10, 14-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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