Scarlet Buckeye

Scarlet Buckeye Overview

Description Red Buckeye is an attractive flowering North American native tree that develops clusters of bold red blooms in the spring. Mature plants can grow 15 feet tall. They prefer a sunny spot in the landscape, but do enjoy afternoon shade in the hot-summer areas. In the fall, this tree drops shiny seeds called buckeyes. While attractive, the seeds are poisonous and do not typically attract deer, squirrels, or other wildlife.
Genus Name Aesculus pavia
Common Name Scarlet Buckeye
Plant Type Shrub
Light Part Sun, Sun
Height 8 to 20 feet
Width 12 to 15 feet
Flower Color Red
Season Features Spring Bloom
Special Features Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Propagation Seed, Stem Cuttings

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