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Cultural Details for Aesculus pavia

Common Name:
Red Buckeye, Scarlet Buckeye

Growth Rate:
Slower on old wood, shoots developed from base grows fast.

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:
10-20' can spread 30-36'

Flower Details:
4-8" panicles, Salmon-Red in April-May.

Fruit Details:
Smooth 1.5-2.5" diameter capsule, 1-2 lustrous brown seeds.

Fall Color:
Yellow-Green, loses leaves early, often by late September.

Bark Details:
Stems stout olive-brown with raised light brown lenticels.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Some leaf scorch in hot dry summers.

Native Habitat:
Virginia to Florida, Louisiana and Texas. Zones 4-8.

Other Features:
Attracts hummingbirds and bees. Flowers well in rather dense shade, best in full sun.

Culture and Care:
Transplant container, Balled/burlapped in spring in full sun-shade.

This plant was blooming:
4/19/2010 - 5/17/2010
4/30/2007 - 5/2/2007

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1600, 2540, 3380

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.