Aesculus pavia

Red Buckeye

A small rounded tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green foliage. Red blooms are held in 8" tall panicles and appear in late spring. The fruit is a large leathery capsule with large, shiny, brown seeds, each with a pale scar ("buck's eye"). It prefers moist soils and some shade, but will tolerate full sun to deep shade. Attractive to hummingbirds.

  • Common Name: Red Buckeye
  • Height: 20' tall
  • Spread: 20' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 4 - 8