The leaves of Ohio buckeye are palmately compound with five to seven leaflets. The leaflets are up to 15 cm (5.9 in) long. The petiole is long. The leaf margin of the leaflets is toothed.
The inflorescences are upright piston-like (flower candle) The inflorescences up to 10 – 15 cm (3.9 - 5.9 in) high. The flower color is light yellow to green-yellow.
The seeds are in a fleshy, green capsule with few spines. The seed is brown and glossy.
The bark of the branches is first reddish-brown and later light gray. The large buds are tapered. The branches have large leaf scars.
single tree in large gardens and parks