Early Glow Buckeye

Height: 20’ to 40’
Spread: 20’ to 40’
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7
Fall Color: Bright Red
Preferred Soil: Acid soil, Moist, well-drained soil
Exposure Type: Full Sun to Partial Shade



Aesculus glabra ‘J.N. Select’ | Early Glow Buckeye

PLANTING POINTS: A cultivar with superior resistance to leaf blotch, leaf scorch and powdery mildew. Reliable red fall color and low fruit production. The large, upright, and most of all, beautiful flower clusters of Early Glow Buckeye are a treat to hummingbirds and are sure to attract many guests in spring. Early Glow Buckeye produces very few nuts, but they can be toxic to livestock and should avoid sites where they can graze on them.

SITING THIS TREE: Early Glow Buckeye is a phenomenal specimen and boulevard tree due to its low mess and unique foliage that is seldom seen in urban areas. Early Glow Buckeye performs best in slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil but can tolerate a variety of sites if given adequate water when establishing. The tree does develop a taproot which, once established, will allow it to tolerate dry sites and the occasional drought. It is also tolerant of alkaline soils, salt spray, and wetter sites.