Home Native Plant Network
NPN Protocol Details Image

Aesculus (octandra)

Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Hippocastanaceae
Family Common Name: Buckeye family
Scientific Name: Aesculus octandra Marsh.
Common Name: Yellow buckeye
Species Code: AESOCT
General Distribution: A. octandra is found in temperate deciduous forests of the central eastern United States.
Propagation Goal: plants
Propagation Method: seed
ProductType: Container (plug)
Time To Grow: 0
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are placed in cold moist stratification for 120 days.
Germination occurs at 30D/20N C alternating temperature cycle.
References: Rudolf, P. O. (1974a). Aesculus L. Buckeye, horsechestnut. Pp. 195-199. In: C. S. Schopmeyer (Tech. Coord.). Seeds of woody plants in the United States. USDA. Forest Service. Agriculture Handbook No. 450.
Table 10.13 In: Baskin, C.J. and Baskin, J.M. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution in Dormancy and Germination, Academic Press, 1998. Chapter 10: A Geographical Perspective on Germination Ecology: Temperate and Arctic Zones, pages 331 to 458.


Baskin, Jerry M.; Baskin, Carol J.. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of Container (plug) Aesculus octandra Marsh. plants University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://NativePlantNetwork.org (accessed 2021/07/27). US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Center for Reforestation, Nurseries, and Genetic Resources.

Personal tools