Red Buckeye

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Red Buckeye

Aesculus pavia
Firecracker Plant
6

10 feet
4

8 feet
Eastern U.S., west to central Texas.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering

About This Plant

Woodland shade under deciduous trees. Deciduous, with palmate leaves that are among the first to drop in autumn, often in August. The bright red flowers are very showy in early spring; for the rest of the year this inconspicuous buckeye goes largely unnoticed in natural areas like Salado Creek and Hardberger Park.

San Antonio is on the extreme western edge of this buckeye’s native range.

The seeds are poisonous if ingested.

Maintenance

None needed.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
6-10' H, 4-8' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Thin
Wildlife:
Butterflies
Flower Color:
Pink, Red
Bloom Time:
February, March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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