Aesculus pavia, Red Buckeye
Native, deciduous shrub with showy spikes clusters of deep red, funnel-shaped 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 humans if eaten.
Blooms are highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies in early spring.
Yearly Foliage: Deciduous – Losing foliage in late summer around August
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Light: Filtered shade, Partial shade best
Mature Growth: 6-15 feet high
Soil: Soil deep fertile, moist, prefers acid soil
Blooms: early spring
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees