• 81185
    • Red Buckeye - 1 Plant per offer
    • $19.95
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Red Buckeye

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The irregular, rounded crown form of this ornamental tree adds interest to any landscape. Highly showy, 4-10' long panicles of dazzling red flowers cover this tree all spring long—even when planted in part shade. The flowers are a favorite of Ruby Throated Hummingbirds and will attract them to your yard. Red Buckeye is great as a focal planting, screen or hedge. Tolerates heat well. Ships as a 12-18" bareroot plant. Aesculus pavia Zones: 5-8 Height: 12-15' Bloom Time: Spring

  • Zones: 5 - 8.
  • Height: 12 - 15 feet.
  • Spacing: 12 - 15 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth it was at the nursery.
  • Spread: 12 - 15 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil Preference: Well drained, humus enriched soil.
  • Pruning: Lower branches can be removed to allow for clearance beneath the crown, but the tree looks its best planted in the open to allow branches to fully develop to the ground.
  • Color: Bright red.
  • Foliage: 3" to 6" opposite, palmately compound leaves with 5 to 7 leaflets; dark green leaves with no appreciable Fall color; looses leaves early Fall. Foliiage appreciates some afternoon shade in hot Summer climates.
  • Blooms: Spring.
  • Flowers: Showy, erect 4 - 10 inch long panicles of flowers cover this small tree during the Spring months. It will produce ample flowers when it reaches only two to three years of age.
  • Fruit: 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.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth, (13 - 24 inches per year).
  • Comments: Flowers are attractive to Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and bloom in St. Louis at about the same time that the hummingbirds return to the area in Spring migration. They are very showy when in flower. The coarse, open structure and the light brown, flaky bark is quite attractive and offers great Winter landscape interest. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.
    • 81185
    • Red Buckeye - 1 Plant per offer
    • $19.95
    • Out of Stock