Aesculus Pavia
(ES-kew-lus  PAH-vee-uh)

Red Buckeye Potted Plants

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Aesculus Pavia  Red Buckeye Photo by cj  Habitat Bloom
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Aesculus Pavia, Red Buckeye seed and plant picture Sun to part Shade April - May  Red 6 to 12 feet Average Moisture 6 to 12 feet Perennial shrub or small tree

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Aesculus (ES-kew-lus) Latin name for Horsechestnut
pavia (PAH-vee-uh) Named for Peter Paaw, early 17th century Dutch botanist.

Aesculus Pavia, Red Buckeye shrubs prefer moist, fertile soil and should be planted in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.  Red Buckeye has Beautiful, upright clusters of dark-red tubular flowers, each cluster is 4 to 7 inches long and appear in spring.  Red Buckeye's showy flowers attract hummingbirds and the tree can be used as a specimen flowering tree, screen or hedge.  It has attractive shiny, dark green leaves in the spring that are palmately compound and showy fruits.  Red Buckeye foliage tends to scorch in hot dry conditions and appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.  Plants can be grown from seed, and may flower as early as the second or third year with good growing conditions.  Red Buckeye trees have showy flowers that attract hummingbirds in the spring and showy fruits in fall.

Red buckeye is a deciduous clump-forming shrub or spectacular understory small tree with an irregular rounded crown typically growing 8 to 15 feet tall and approximately 8 to 15 feet wide.  Showy, erect, 4 to 10 inch tall panicles of red to orange-red, narrow-tubular flowers appear in spring making the tree excellent for the back edge of a hummingbird garden.  One to three shiny buckeye seeds inside a smooth, light brown, globular (1 to 3 diameter) seed capsules ripen in late summer/fall.  Seeds are poisonous and are avoided by most wildlife.  Fall foliage color is unremarkable. Red buckeye is a native shrub typically occurring in low rich wooded valleys, at bluff bases, on wooded slopes and along streams.  Ruby-throated hummingbirds visit the flowers that bloom about the same time that the hummingbirds return to the area in spring migration.

Precipitation, Minimum - 36
Drought Tolerance - Low
Precipitation, Maximum- 65
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) - 20
Frost Free Days, Minimum - 180
Shade Tolerance - Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (F) - -5

Aesculus Pavia, Red Buckeye has a number of local names, such as scarlet buckeye, woolly buckeye and firecracker plant.  Red Buckeye seeds are poisonous to humans, though not particularly dangerous because they are not easily ingested. The seeds contain oils that can be extracted to make soap, though this is not commercially viable.

Aesculus Pavia, Red Buckeye  is a showy native shrub that is found growing wild in : Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.  Red Buckeye will grow over a larger area of the US when planted,

The map below shows the states where native Aesculus Pavia, Red Buckeye 
shrubs grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over a larger area of the US.  
USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 8.  Family Hippocastanaceae -- Horse-chestnut family

Aesculus Pavia, 
Red Buckeye 

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri,
North Carolina, Oklahoma, 
South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, 
West Virginia

Aesculus Pavia, Red Buckeye state distribution map


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Aesculus Pavia, Red Buckeye shrub distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.