Red Buckeye
Red Buckeye
Red Buckeye
Red Buckeye

Red Buckeye

Aesculus pavia

General Information

  • Full Shade
  • Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Flowers
  • Texas Native
  • Central Texas Native

Common Names

Firecracker Plant

Plant Description

Woodland shade under deciduous trees. Deciduous, with palmate leaves that are among the first to drop in autumn, often in August. The bright red flowers are very showy in early spring; for the rest of the year this inconspicuous buckeye goes largely unnoticed in natural areas.

San Antonio is on the extreme western edge of this buckeye's native range.

The seeds are poisonous if ingested.

Plant Details


coupon eligible: Yes

watersaver: Yes

flower color: Pink, Red

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Butterflies

sunlight requirements: Full Shade

soil types: Clay, Thin

invasive: No


None needed.

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