Buckeye Trees

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  4. Planting a tree from a seed.
Asked by genevas on March 27, 2015
Aesculus Parviflora

What serves as the best method of propagation for bottlebrush buckeye? (seed, cuttings, grafting etc).. Why might one serve better than any other?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Seeds, which are collected in the fall, have a very limited viability and must not be allowed to dry out. You can plant freshly collected seeds in a gallon nursery pot and keep them moist in sand until the seeds germinate in spring. Plants grown from seed will flower in about 3 years. The only caveat going this route is that I read that the possibility exists for seeds to not be viable after going through this process.

Root cuttings, done in late fall, are another option. You take pieces of root several inches in length and place them in sand under cool conditions. By spring you should start seeing shoots.

I have also read where you can take leafy single node cuttings in June/July, treat it with a rooting hormone and place them in moist peat/perlite. It was suggested that this was a more successful option than root cuttings.

So basically, it all depends. It seems to be a mixed bag on what method is better.

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Asked by gebmartin on September 18, 2015
Buckeye Tree Didn’t Produce Nuts

Our Buckeye tree is about 30 years old and has always produced an abundance of Buckeyes. This year, we got less than 10 Buckeyes. The tree looks healthy, but I’m concerned. Any ideas?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Buckeye trees can live 80 to 100 years, so your tree is not old in that context.
Environmental issues are the most likely cause of less production by your tree. A plant that is under stress will stop producing fruit.
Drought, heavy rains, temperatures can all be contributing factors.
If you see no signs of insect or disease, I would not worry and likely the tree will return next year with a larger crop.

Here is a link to refresh you on the growing requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/buckeye/buckeye-tree-planting.htm

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Asked by wstrauch001 on June 10, 2016
Buckeye Trees

Safe time to trim? Also, trunk has some bark with separation.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Asked by Anonymous on November 25, 2017
Planting a Tree From a Seed.

How do you go about planting a buckeye seed so it will become a tree. What is the process? What time of the year and how do I care for it.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Collect the green buckeye fruit soon after they fall from the trees in autumn. Remove the green husk (fruit) to reveal the brown buckeye inside. Fall is the best time to plant, immediately after collecting the seeds. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. Plant them 3 inches deep, either directly in the ground or in moistened seed starting soil. Keep evenly moist (but not soggy) for three weeks or until they germinate. Wash hands after handling, since the fruit and seeds are toxic.

During the first winter, protect the seedling by mulching the ground around it.

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