Aesculus Pavia

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Commonly known as Red Buckeye, Aesculus Pavia is a small, deciduous tree or shrub that may grow 15 to 25 feet tall. It is quite ornamental in spring when tubular, red flowers appear in 6 to 8 inch upright clusters that last for about a month and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Flowers are followed by shiny brown seeds contained in smooth husks which can be numerous. The attractive palmate leaves usually fall by the end of September.

Red Buckeye prefers partial shade in moist well-drained soil. It will tolerate full sun, is pH adaptable and will grow in a variety of soil types. Use this tree in woodland or naturalised areas, as a specimen, along ponds and streams or in a wildlife garden.

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