Common Name: Red Buckeye

  • Habit: Tree, Shrub
  • Light: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Moist
  • Height: 8-15′, 15-30′
  • Flower: Red, Apr
  • Fruit: Leathery
  • Fall Color: No
  • Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest, Upland Deciduous Forest, Woodland Edge

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Multiple upright stems form a large deciduous shrub or small tree with glossy, dark green palmately compound leaves.  Puts forth multiple stalks of brilliant red tubular flowers in late spring. The flowers are followed by small smooth seeds commonly known as “buckeyes.”  The flowers provide nectar for bees and hummingbirds.

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