Red Buckeye Tree

Native Tree Flowers in Shady Conditions

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Red Buckeye Tree

Native Tree Flowers in Shady Conditions

  • Red flower panicles attract hummingbirds
  • Will grow in shaded areas
  • Smaller size suitable for smaller landscapes
  • Smaller size suitable for smaller landscapes
The Red Buckeye Tree puts on quite a show when its 4-10 in. flower panicles burst into bloom in the spring. The narrow, tubular red flowers attract hummingbirds. Growing 10-20 ft. tall, the Red Buckeye can be grown as a small, deciduous tree or as a shrub. It produces seed capsules, with shiny seeds, or buckeyes, that ripen in the fall. This native tree resists many diseases and pests, and it tolerates clay soils. It can be grown in full sun to shade. Zones 4-9.
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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.

Spring 2022 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/2/22 - 6/3/22
4B 5/2/22 - 6/3/22
5A 4/11/22 - 6/3/22
5B 3/28/22 - 6/3/22
6A 3/14/22 - 6/3/22
6B 2/28/22 - 6/3/22
7A 2/24/22 - 6/3/22
7B 2/21/22 - 6/3/22
8A 2/17/22 - 5/13/22
8B 2/14/22 - 5/13/22
9A & B 2/7/22 - 5/13/22
10A & B 2/7/22 - 5/13/22
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/3/22
8A-10B: 5/9/22

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.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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Product Details

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, Partial Shade
  • Color: Bright red blossoms.
  • Size: 12-18" Bareroot
  • Blooms: Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, All 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: Tree, Flowering Tree, Deciduous Tree
  • 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.
  • 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.

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