Red buckeye

Aesculus pavia

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Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
Synonyms:  A. splendens
Genus:  Aesculus
This conical shrub to small tree has palmate leaves and bears red (sometimes yellow-marked) flowers in 6-inch panicles in summer, followed by smooth-skinned fruit. The flowers attract hummingbirds.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  U.S. native.
Care:  Provide full sun to part shade and moist but well-drained soil. Foliage suffers in dry conditions.
Propagation:  Graft in late winter or bud in summer. Can be propagated from suckers where applicable.
Problems:  Prone to canker, leaf blotch, scale and Japanese beetles. Anthracnose, rust and powdery mildew can occur.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Native,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Red Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Flowering Tree,
Roadside,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Trees

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