Red Buckeye

Red Buckeye

Aesculus pavia

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Height: 12-15'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: April to May

Bloom Color: Red

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained. Tolerates clay.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Scarlet buckeye, firecracker plant, woolly buckeye

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Red Buckeye is a flowering small tree, growing from 10 to 20′, and makes for a great addition to any yard. In spring it develops bright red blooms, perfect for attracting hummingbirds. In the wild they usually grow in wooded valleys, bluff bases, and along streams, so try not to plant them in too dry of a spot or you may get leaf scorching. These trees have some interesting uses, for example soap may be made from the roots, however its seeds are toxic if ingested.


Additional information



Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April to May

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained. Tolerates clay.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Scarlet buckeye, firecracker plant, woolly buckeye

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At Direct Native Plants, we take many precautions to make sure your plants will arrive in the best condition possible.

Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: These boxes can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

Direct Native Plants supports the United States Postal Service, so your plants will ship via USPS Priority Mail. Orders ship out Monday through Wednesday of each week, and depending on how close you are to our nursery in Maryland, shipping will take anywhere from 1-4 business days.

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