Red Buckeye

Aesculus parviflora

Multiple upright stems form a large deciduous shrub or small tree with glossy, dark green palmately compound leaves.  Puts forth multiple stalks of brilliant red tubular flowers in late spring. The flowers are followed by small smooth seeds commonly known as "buckeyes."  The flowers provide nectar for bees and hummingbirds.

Scientific Name: Aesculus pavia
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: April
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: The roots were used for soap, whitening blankets and clothes. The bark of the tree was used as a black dye.
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Brown capsule, about 1-2" in length
Habit: Shrub, Tree
Height: 8-15', 15-30'
Light Needs: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: 49
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Border Woodland, Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Water Needs: Moist

Price: $15.00

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