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Red Buckeye Tree

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. Zones 4-9.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

  • 81185
  • Red Buckeye 12-18 in
  • $19.99
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Product Details

  • 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.
  • Light Required: 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.
  • Zone: 4-9
  • 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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