Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Foliage tends to scorch and generally depreciate in dry conditions. Foliage appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
Aesculus pavia, commonly called red buckeye, is a deciduous clump-forming shrub or small tree with an irregular rounded crown. It typically grows 10-20’ tall. Showy, erect, 4-10” long panicles of red to orange-red, narrow-tubular flowers appear in spring. Seeds are poisonous and are avoided by most wildlife. Fall foliage color is unremarkable. Flowers are attractive to ruby-throated hummingbirds and bloom at about the same time that the hummingbirds return to the area in spring migration
Specimen flowering tree, screen or hedge.