This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.
Southeastern United States
Mature Height and Width:
30-40 feet by 15-20 feet
One of several native buckeye species, red buckeye’s striking flowers give the species its name and make it a favorite among landscapers. According to a tradition originating with European horse-chestnut and naturally adapted to their American cousins, carrying a buckeye in your pocket will give you good luck, regardless the species. Prove us wrong.