Aesculus pavia

(Buckeye, Red)


$49.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Red buckeye is a deciduous clump-forming shrub or small tree with an irregular rounded crown. It typically grows 10-20? tall. Showy, erect, 4-10? long panicles of red to orange-red, narrow-tubular flowers appear in spring. Palmately compound, shiny, dark green leaves are attractive in spring and early summer, but usually begin to decline by August. Smooth, light brown, globular (1-2? diameter) seed capsules encase 1-3 shiny seeds called buckeyes that ripen in the fall. Seeds are poisonous and are avoided by most wildlife. Fall foliage color is unremarkable. Flowers are attractive to ruby-throated hummingbirds.

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Description

Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Foliage tends to scorch and generally depreciate in dry conditions. Foliage appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Can be grown from seed, and may flower as early as the second or third year.

Additional information

Common Name

Buckeye, Red

Botanical Name

Aesculus pavia

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

15 ft.

Width

15' ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

purplish red/burgundy to green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

yellow/brown

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