Aesculus pavia ‘Red Buckeye’
Native, deciduous shrub with showy spikes clusters of deep red, funnel shape flowers. Blooming in early spring, this makes it an excellent shrub for the returning hummingbirds. Plant Red Buckeye in filter shade of large oaks or pines maybe planted in full sun with afternoon shading. It will go dormant and lose it's foliage in late summer and storage up energy for the next flowering season. Warning seeds and foliage of Aesculus species are poisonous to human if eaten.
Blooms are highly attracting to hummingbirds and butterflies in early spring.
Hardiness Zone 5-9
Deciduous shrub or small tree
Blooms early spring
Losing foliage in late summer around August
Filter shade, Partial shade best
Height 6 to 15 feet
Soil deep fertile, moist, prefers acid soil
Slow to medium grower
Plant Size: 1 gallon - average 12 inches tall & up.