Red BuckeyeAesculus pavia
With its spectacular springtime show of deep red flowers, it’s no wonder that Guy Sternberg (author of Native Trees for North American Landscapes) ranks the red buckeye as “among the most beautiful of any temperate-zone tree.” This stunning ornamental can add a touch of interest to any home or park landscape.
But why "buckeye"? This tree actually gets its name from the whitish scar found on the each brown seed. It is said to give the seed the appearance of a deer's eye.