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Aesculus pavia

red buckeye

Red buckeye is nevertheless a choice specimen for those seeking a shorter tree. Its ample panicles of red trumpet-shaped flowers attract hummingbirds in the spring, and may then yeild a shiny seed capsules, generally unappealing to mammals.

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Height: 12-15 ft
Spread: 2-15 ft
Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Bloom Color: Red

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Not Ecotypic in New England
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Fall/Winter Fruit
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Bees
Attracts Butterflies
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Compaction Tolerant
Urban Environment

North American Distribution

red buckeye - Aesculus pavia from Native Plant Trust
Photo by Dan Jaffe (c) Native Plant Trust