Drought Devils - AESCULUS CALIFORNICA
California Buckeye, Horse Chestnut
A deciduous tree that gives an incredible show of creamy white flowers in spring. Sour-apple green leaves drop as early as July. Large horsechestnut fruits develop in late summer or early fall. A hallmark California native species.
USDA zones: 6 - 10
Sunset zones: 3 - 10, 14 - 24
Mature size: 15 - 30 feet high and wide
Light needs: full sun
Water needs: little to moderate water