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Out of Season Dwarf Red Buckeye

Dwarf Red Buckeye

Native Tree Flowers in Shady Conditions


In spring, showy red, 9-in. panicles bloom, attracting hummingbirds. One of the few small trees that will flower in dense shade. Grows 10- to 20-ft. tall with round to pyramidal shape. Works well as tree or shrub. Resists disease and pests. Plant in full sun to shade. Bareroot. Zones 4-9. Not available in CT, WI.
  • Zone 5 - 8.
  • Height 12 - 15 feet.
  • Shade Required Full sun to partial shade.

Plants are not available in AE AK CT GU HI PR WI

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  • Botanical Name: Aesculus pavia
  • 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.
  • Color: Bright red blossoms.
  • Foliage: 3 to 6 inch 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.
  • Fruit: Smooth, light brown, globular (1 - 2 inch diameter) seed capsules encase 1 - 3 shiny seeds called buckeyes that ripen in the Fall. Seeds are poisonous and are avoided by most wildlife.
  • Form: The irregular, rounded crown form adds interest to any landscape.
  • Flower Form: 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.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, humus enriched soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate (13 - 24 inches per year).
  • 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.
  • 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.

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