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Red Buckeye - Aesculus pavia

Regional Names:  Firecracker Plant, Scarlet Buckeye, Wooly Buckeye

Zone 6-9

Height 10-20' Spread 10-20'

Habitat:  Grows well in shade, part shade or sun.  Also tolerates a variety of soils; moist, well drained, acidic, loamy, silty loam, sandy, rich.  Native of the south, but does well in the north too.

Habit:  Grows 10-20 feet high with an equal spread.  Oval shaped.  Can be grown as a large shrub or small tree.  Slow to medium grower.

Leaves:  Dark green, smooth compound leaves which will come out early in the spring.

Flowers:  Beautiful, bright magenta red flowers with prolonged blooming.  The Red Buckeye blooms in the spring and starts blooming at an early age.  Flowers attract hummingbirds. 

Fruit:  Smooth round, light brown and about 1" in diameter. Produces nuts in about ten years.

Winter Buds:  Small resinous and brown.

Bark: Brown gray bark which can be used as a soap substitute. 

Distribution:  Grows naturally in the east from Virginia south.  In the northern states it is cultivated, but still does well.


To buy Red Buckeye seedlings by PHONE: We're glad to take your order by phone @ 231-544-6769  Phone orders can be charged to VISA or MasterCard accounts.

To buy Red Buckeye seedling by MAIL: For those who wish to order by mail or prefer to send a check, send orders to: Porcupine Hollow Farm   8593 W. Old State Rd.  Central Lake, Mi. 49622

To order Red Buckeye seedlings using our secure shopping cart: 

Click on link below and Red Buckeye will be listed alphabetically under Buckeye - Red on our hardwoods pricing page.

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