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Aesculus californica, California Buckeye
Aesculus californica, California Buckeye
plant material shot
plant material shot
plant material shot
Aesculus californica, California Buckeye
Aesculus californica, California Buckeye
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Aesculus californica, California Buckeye

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Scientific name: Aesculus californica

Common Name: California Buckeye

A California Native that is a shrub or large tree that can reach up to 40 feet tall and wide.  It is multi trunked with grey bark.  The leaves are dark green with five leaflets.  White flower clusters bloom in the spring through summer.  The fruits are toxic.  Deciduous in the late summer and early fall.  

Plant with: Western Serviceberry (Amelanchier pallida or utahensis), Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.), Milkweed (Asclepias sp.), Spicebush (Calycanthus occidentalis), Ceanothus sp., Larkspur (Delphinium sp.), Buckwheat (Erogonum sp.), Coffeeberry (Frangula californica), White Pitchersage (Lepechinia calycina), Sticky Monkeyflower (Mimulus aurantiacus), Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), Oak (Quercus sp.), Redberry (Rhamnus crocea), Currant (Ribes sp.), Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea), Blue-eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium bellum), as well as numerous annual wildflowers.

Care:

- Full sun to part shade

- Tolerates clay soil

- Drought tolerant once established

- Fire resistant

- Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

- Fire resistant

- Great for erosion control and bank stabilization

- Hardy up to -5 degrees

- Native to California