SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Biltmore Estate - Ashville, NC, Dallas Arboretum - Dallas, TX, LSU Hilltop Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, National Arboretum - Washington, D.C. and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Susceptible to powdery mildew. Can be grown as a standard or in multi-trunked form.
Native to Southeastern United States.
Previously listed in the Hippocastanaceae family.
Additional Common Names
RED BUCKEYE, SCARLET BUCKEYE, FIRECRACKER PLANT
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, Golden or Yellow or Orange, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown Capsule, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Aesculus pavia Tree Record." 1995-2021. Apr 12, 2021.
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