California Buckeye Tree

California Buckeye Tree

The California buckeye tree is a common small-sized green landscaping shrub which can grow up to 40 feet in height. Originated from America, this tree variety can be found in many places ranging from dry canyons to moist riverside areas. They prefer full sunlight and well-drained soil conditions to grow. They can also tolerate some partial shade conditions as well. You should avoid planting them in soggy areas which will seriously weaken the health of them.

As a common landscaping and nut tree spreading all around of the United States, the California buckeye can tolerate a number of soil types including compact soils and loam soils. They can also survive in drought soil conditions well and need very little fertilizers during the growth. You should provide some water to your trees especially in drought period to keep their foliage healthy. Occasional pruning work can also keep them tidy and clean. Generally, there are mainly two ways to propagate new trees into other places, by cuttings or by seeds. For seed propagation method, you should put the seed into water for at least one day to ensure the success of germination. Once the seedlings pop out from the soil, you should provide some protections against some extreme weathers such as frost or strong winds.

One of the important product of the this tree variety is their seeds which have been taken as food for people for a long time. Due to the fact that their seeds contain some toxins to human beings, they should be properly handled before the consumption. You should avoid young children touching the seeds as well.

Image provided By The Marmot from USA (California Buckeye (Cultivar) Uploaded by Amada44) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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