Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum

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Plant Collection

yellow buckeye
Aesculus flava

Catalogue No. 1932-0068*A
Height: 90 feet
Spread: 60 feet
DBH: 49.3 inches

Native to eastern North America. Look for this buckeye in the fall when its yellow-orange fall color can be seen from throughout the Arboretum. Wonderful flaky bark, yellow flower clusters, and fantastic fall color make this species a useful native alternative to the disease-prone horsechestnut. Our yellow buckeye has fully recovered from being badly damaged in the 1991 tornado. It stands tall along the East Brook and can be seen from many vantages throughout the garden.

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Alerts & Updates

Please be advised that the Rose Garden is closed on Thursday mornings for maintenance.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.