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Red Buckeye

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Native trees and shrubs provide food and natural habitats for local wildlife and help reduce soil erosion, without invading our landscape. Consider planting this species, which is indigenous to the southeastern United States.
Tree Type

Red Buckeye

Aesculus pavia

A vibrant and attractive small tree, the Red Buckeye is renowned for its stunning, erect clusters of red flowers that attract a myriad of pollinators, particularly hummingbirds. Its glossy, dark green leaves provide a lush backdrop to the vivid blooms, and while its nuts are striking, they should be admired rather than consumed due to their toxicity.

  • Dimensions: 12-15 feet tall, 12-15 feet wide
  • Water Use: Requires consistent moisture
  • Light Requirement: Thrives in partial shade and tolerates full sun
  • Soil Moisture: Prefers well-drained, moist soil
  • Ornamental Use: Its compact size and showy flowers make it an ideal specimen for small gardens or as a striking understory tree in larger landscapes.
  • Wildlife: The flowers are a hummingbird's delight, offering a spectacular display of wildlife interaction in the garden.

Details: Red Buckeye

Mature Size

H: 12'–15' W: 12'-15'

Water Requirements

Requires consistent moisture

Light Requirements

Partial Shade / Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Moist, Well-Drained Soil


Flowers / Toxic Nuts

Wildlife Value

Attracts Hummingbirds