Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive

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This series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens is compiled by members of the Friends group and Gardens staff. We aim to build up to a comprehensive archive of trees in Belfast Botanic Gardens. Each article illustrates a tree growing in Belfast Botanic Gardens together with information from a range of sources. Where possible we will give the tree tag number - these are the small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
Aesculus flava
Yellow Buckeye

Tag 462
54deg 34.966N
5deg 55.873W
Although this handsome buckeye is a hardy native of the Appalachian Mountains it is seldom seen in the British Isles. In its native habitat it can achieve 43m tall. The typical 'horse chestnut' leaves are a bright glossy green.The flowers are a creamy yellow. The fine specimen in the Belfast Botanic Gardens is unfortunately hidden among rather dense shrubbery and close to a large weeping ash. As the photographs show the crown of the buckeye stands clear of the other vegetation
Yellow buckeye in Belfast Botanic Gardens

Yellow buckeye in Belfast Botanic Gardens

Yellow buckeye in Belfast Botanic Gardens Yellow buckeye in Belfast Botanic Gardens

Flowering branches of yellow buckeye

yellow buckeye leaf shape

Flowering branches of yellow buckeye Leaf of yellow buckeye

Yellow buckeye flowers - Belfast Botanic Gardens

yellow buckeye flower detail

Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2009. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.

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