A large buckeye of the southern Midwest commonly found in moist woods with well-drained soil. Best planted in a protected spot with partial sun as leaf scorch can occur on more upland, dry sites. Flowers of this species can attract the Ruby-throated hummingbird in late spring. Yellow buckeye, like most other Aesculus spp., is striking when in full bloom. This species has several ornamental qualities relative to the smaller, understory Ohio buckeye.