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Aesculus pavia

Red Buckeye

$17.33 | 5 G | 80 Avail. | $33.79

5 G Weight: 70.0 lb



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Red Buckeye is a clumping deciduous shrub with an irregular crown and showy erect panicles of red to red-orange flowers in summer.  The shiny dark green palmate leaves have unremarkable fall colors.  Black buckeye seeds follow the flowers and ripen in fall.  Flowers best in rich, moist soils.  Drought intolerant.   

Aesculus pavia are an important source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds when food is scarce, and attracts the Ruby-throated Hummingbird in particular.  The seeds and bark are toxic to mammals.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

12' - 15'

Spread: 

12' - 15'

Spacing: 

12'

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 7

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Watering can be reduced after establishment. 

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock GardensPonds and Streams, Foundation Plantings, and Hedges.

COMPANION PLANTS: Huechera, Hosta, Red Maple

IMAGE: Photo by MaggieAesculus pavia

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown


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