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Aesculus pavia 'Splendens'

Splendens Red Buckeye

Buckeye

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A very attractive small tree for general garden use, with upright panicles of intensely red flowers in spring; just the right size for small home landscapes and gardens, makes a great small feature tree

Description

A very attractive small tree for general garden use, with upright panicles of intensely red flowers in spring; just the right size for small home landscapes and gardens, makes a great small feature tree

Landscape Attributes

Splendens Red Buckeye is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting squirrels to your yard. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Splendens Red Buckeye is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Splendens Red Buckeye will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

Light Requirement:

shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

20 feet

15 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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