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Commonly known as American red buckeye, Red buckeye
Deciduous - 5- to 7-palmate, mid-green leaves with oblong to lance-shaped leaflets to 13cm (5in) or more, long.
Red - red, sometimes yellow-marked.
Height - 5m (16ft)
Spread - 3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - or small tree. Flowers are followed by smooth-skinned fruit.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - scale insects, canker, coral spot, leaf blotch.
Place of origin - eastern USA.
Flower Shape - Panicles - conical panicles to 15cm (6in) tall
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
Tree Shape - Broadly conical
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Aesculus - Growing Guide
Shrubs - Care Guide
- How to plant/move a shrub
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- Self-sown seedlings - Video Tip ondemand_video
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5