California Buckeye

Aesculus californica

A California native deciduous tree featuring striking cream-colored flowering plumes, giving the plant a candelabra-like appearance during springtime. Large fruits develop during late summer to early fall, and split to show shiny brown seeds. Leaves drop as early as July but may hold until fall. While blooms are showy, pollen and nectar from this species is poisonous to honeybees.


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California Buckeye

Aesculus californica
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Approximate size upon delivery*

15 gallon, 36"h x 30"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.