Aesculus pavia

red buckeye


wildlife plant   wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 8-35 ft    Width: 5-20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      red
Fruit Color: fruit color      brown
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Use as a specimen plant or understory tree. May be single or multi-stemmed.
Considerations: Toxic fruits and foliage. Leaves drop earlier than other deciduous trees.
Propagation: Seed, stem cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: 6.1-7.5


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Attracts various pollinators including hummingbirds.
Native Habitats: Upland hardwood forests.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Native Americans crushed the seeds and young twigs and put them in water to stupefy fish for easier capture. Soap may be obtained from the roots and a black dye from the wood.