Aesculus pavia

Red Buckeye

Aesculus pavia - Red Buckeye

Tips for Homeowners:

As long as they are given plenty of room to grow they will never need pruning.

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Whether grown as a shrub or tree, this plant is stunning when planted alone or in large groups and is a true beauty even when admired from a distance.

  • 6" tubular, salmon to medium-red flowers in spring
  • Grown as tree or shrub
  • Attracts hummingbirds and bees

Ideally planted on embankments for erosion control or where they are shaded by large trees.

Height: 10-20 ft
Spread: 10-20 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: Red

Interesting Notes about Red Buckeye:

It is hard to believe that there could be anything but beauty to talk about in regard to this plant, but the foliage and seed are poisonous to humans.  It is best to locate it in an area where it can be appreciated from a distance.  This species is more tolerant of sun, but needs a break in the afternoon especially when conditions are hot and dry.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Focal Point
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Humming-birds

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water