Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||es-KU-lus PAY-vee-uh|
|Lore||Buckeye produces one of the few fruits not consumed by any form of wildlife due to its innate toxicity.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late Spring|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas, Windbreak, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Hummingbirds, Fall Color, Fruit Poisonous, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|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').|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9