Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Painted Buckeye (Aesculus sylvatica)
    Horse Chestnut Family
    Blooms: Yellow/Pink, 2-3 weeks, Mar-Apr.
    Leaves:  Palmate leaves up to 6” long are red when first emerging, drops leaves in late summer/early fall
    Height: 10-20'
    Space: 6-10'
    Soil: Moist-Average 
    Exposure:  Part sun-Part shade 
    Fauna:  Hummingbirds, butterflies, seeds for mammals
    Seeds:Large, tan, leathery capsules hold shiny brown seeds
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 6-8
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Piedmont, uncommon in the Coastal Plain, rare in the Mountains
    Provenance: NC, seed grown