Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Red Buckeye

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Large, Tree: Small
  • Scientific Name: Aesculus pavia Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Buckeye / Horsechestnut
  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 10-15'
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Requires a soil with adequate moisture, otherwise adaptable. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    An attractive large shrub or small tree with red flowers in June.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Heading back is done to shape and reduce the size of the plant. Cut prominent shoots back inside the body of the plant to where they meet another branch.

    Heading back may be done from late fall to mid-July.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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