6141 Sunset Lake Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


  • 15g Red Buckeye
  • 15g Red Buckeye
  • 15g Red Buckeye

15g Red Buckeye
Aesculus pavia


Grows to 10-20' ht & sp

Red flowers, native tree 
Round-topped shrub to small tree. Under cultivation, will reach 10-20' in height and spread. Can reach 30-36' in height and spread in the wild. Produces red flowers 4-8" long, 1.5-3" wide panicles, in April-May. Red Buckeye has the first red tubular flowers to bloom in spring, making it very important to returning hummingbirds and the first butterflies. It is normal for this plant to drop most of its leaves by the end of summer, so place it in a site where it is highly visible in the spring, but less noticeable after leaf drop. Likes moist, acidic soil and prefers part shade. WARNING: the seeds, which look like chestnuts and young shoots are poisonous if eaten.

Photo Credit:  The JC Raulston Arboretum

  • Showy Flower, Showy Fruit, Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies, Colorful, Wet Feet, Attracts Hummingbirds, Pollinator, Native,
  • Hardy in zones 4 - 8
  • Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade,