Aesculus pavia

  • BOTANICAL NAME: Aesculus pavia
  • PRONUNCIATION: ES-ku-lus
  • COMMON NAME: Red Buckeye
  • FAMILY: Hippocastanaceae
  • NATIVITY: Native to US
  • GROWTH HABIT: small clumping forming, rounded top. 10 to 20' tall.
  • HARDINESS: Zone 4-8
  • CULTURE: Full sun, prefer moist, well-drained soil.
  • LANDSCAPE USE:
  • FOLIAGE: Opposite, palmately compound, 3"-6" long, 5-7 oblong-obovate to narrow elliptic leaflets, irregularly and double serrate margin, acuminate apex and cuneate base. The leaf do not have appreciable fall color.
  • BUDS: Terminal imbricate large, 1/3 to 1/2" long, brownish glabrous. Lateral buds are much smaller than terminals.
  • BARK:
  • FLOWER: 4 to 8" long, 1 1/2 to 3"wide pinnacle. Each flower 1 1/2 "long with 4 to 5 petals. Flowers in April to May.
  • FRUIT: Sub-globose to ovoid smooth dehiscence, 1 1/2 to 2 1/3"diameter capsule with 1 to 2 brown seeds. ripen in October.
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University of Delaware

University of Delaware Botanic GardensNewark, DE 19716Phone: 302 831-0153