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Aesculus pavia | Red Buckeye - Girth 24cm - 470-480cm - 150lt

Aesculus pavia | Red Buckeye - Girth 24cm - 470-480cm - 150lt

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Aesculus pavia, commonly known as red buckeye or firecracker plant, is a deciduous tree native to the southeastern United States. It typically grows to a height of 10-20 feet and spreads 10-15 feet wide.

The tree has an upright, multi-stemmed growth habit with a dense crown of dark green, palmate leaves. In spring, it produces showy, bright red or orange-red flowers that are arranged in a pyramidal panicle, which attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

In the fall, the tree produces a fruit that resembles a large, shiny brown chestnut with a prickly husk. The fruit is not edible and can be messy when it falls to the ground.

Aesculus pavia thrives in full to partial sun and moist, well-drained soil. It is tolerant of heat and humidity, making it an excellent choice for gardens in the southeastern United States. The tree is also relatively disease-resistant and easy to care for.

Overall, Aesculus pavia is a striking ornamental tree that adds color and interest to the landscape with its beautiful flowers and leaves.

  • Common Name

    Red Buckeye

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    South USA

  • Flower

    3-4cm in width, white, marked with orange and purple, in conical panicles.

  • Foliage

    pale green, broad-ovate

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

4-8 metres

Mature Width

2.5-4 metres

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


Soil Type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil moisture

Moist but well–drained, Well–drained

Growing Period




Spring, Summer and Autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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