Aesculus pavia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Red Buckeye


Plant Specifics

Size:8-35 ft tall by 5-20 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Red
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Deciduous. Red blooms in early spring. Fruits ripen in fall.
Habitats:Upland hardwood forests.


Recommended Uses:Use as a specimen plant or understory tree. May be single or multi-stemmed.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand