Scarlet Buckeye Tree

Scarlet Buckeye Tree

Scarlet Buckeye Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Aesculus pavia
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil; dislikes dry soil
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   Clump
Height:   10 to 20' ; can grow to 30'
Weight:   10 to 20
Leaf:   3 to 6" opposite, palmately compound leaves with 5 to 7 leaflets; dark green leaves with no appreciable fall color; looses leaves early fall
Flower/Fruit:   6" panicles of salmon to medium red flowers in spring
Comments:    Native; attracts hummingbirds and bees; leaf scorch in hot, dry summers; less susceptible to mildew; short lived; blooms at early age
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Splendens, Humilis