Aesculus glabra var. arguta
Common name: 
Texas Buckeye
White Buckeye
ES-ku-lus GLAH-bra ar-GU-ta
Aesculus arguta
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub/tree, 6-20 ft (2-6 m) tall, dense, drooping branches.  Leaves opposite, palmately compound, 7-9(11) lanceolate leaflets, each to 12 cm long and 2.5-4.5 cm wide, tapering tip, wedge-shaped base, sharply and doubly serrate, medium green, glabrous at maturity; petioles as long as leaflets.  Flowers cream to yellow-green, 2.5 cm, in erect, terminal clusters, bloom in spring.  Fruit light brown, 2.5 cm long, rounded, with a prickly or warty covering, 1-3 brown seeds.
  • Sun to light shade.  Best on well-drained, slightly acid soil, tolerates some drought.  All parts of the plant considered poisonous.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5   Native range from southeastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas, western Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
  • glabra: smooth, a reference to the leaves.   arguta: sharp-toothed, a reference to the margin of the leaflets.
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  • plant habit, spring flowering

    plant habit, spring flowering

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  • flower cluster and leaves

    flower cluster and leaves

  • plant habit, fruiting, and fruit and leaves

    plant habit, fruiting, and fruit and leaves

  • plant habit and fruit, Sept.

    plant habit and fruit, Sept.

  • opening fruit, Sept.

    opening fruit, Sept.

  • winter twigs and buds

    winter twigs and buds