Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)
    Horse Chestnut Family
    Blooms:Red, 2-3 weeks, Mar-Apr.
    Leaves: Glossy green, palmately compound leaves up to 6” long
    Height: 15-25'
    Space: 10-20'
    Soil: Moist-Average soil, very adaptable
    Exposure:  Part sun-Part shade (no afternoon sun)
    Fauna:  Hummingbirds, butterflies, seeds for mammals
    Seeds:Large, tan, leathery capsules hold shiny brown seeds
    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 4-8
    Native Status: NC native, uncommon in the Sandhills
    Provenance: Unknown, seed grown