With its spectacular springtime show of deep red flowers, it’s no wonder that Guy Sternberg (author of Native Trees for North American Landscapes) ranks the red buckeye as “among the most beautiful of any temperate-zone tree.” This stunning ornamental can add a touch of interest to any home or park landscape.
- Blooms in April and May, with an abundance of deep red flowers
- Features large, dark green leaves
- Attracts hummingbirds
- Begins to bloom at an early age
- Will be delivered at a height of 1’–1’6″
Your Tree’s Personality
- The Red Buckeye grows in zones 6-9
- Mature Height: 10’–20′
- Mature Spread: 10’–20′
- Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
- Shape: Oval
- Sun Preference: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Soil Preference: Acidic, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained
- Wildlife Value: The red blossoms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Fox squirrels sometimes eat the buckeyes.
This tree gets its name from the whitish scar found on the each brown seed, giving it the appearance of a deer’s eye.