Buckeye, Red

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Aescullus pavia


Native to:
Southeastern United States

Mature Height and Width:
30-40 feet by 15-20 feet

Additional Notes:
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.