Red Buckeye

Aesculus pavia

Pronunciation: es-KU-lus PAY-vee-uh
SKU #00158
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OVERVIEW
Description Quite handsome flowering tree displaying attractive red flowers in 3 to 6 inch clusters at the branch tips. Lustrous dark green leaves make a stunning contrast with the flowers. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Late spring
Mature Size Moderate growing to 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attracts Hummingbirds, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds
Problems/Solutions Deer Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Windbreak
Design Ideas An important native tree for wild and wildlife gardens. Ideal beneath existing forest cover or large shade trees for protection from sunburn. Makes a good specimen in residential landscapes but fruit is toxic to pets.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Combine buckeye with other American natives such as Gateway Joe Pye Weed, (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'), Autumn Brilliance Apple Serviceberry, (Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance'), Kobold Blazing Star, (Liatris spicata 'Kobold') and Cutleaf American Elder, (Sambucus canadensis 'Laciniata').
CARE
Care Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
HISTORY
Lore Buckeye produces one of the few fruits not consumed by any form of wildlife due to its innate toxicity.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.