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  • Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree for Sale

    Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree for Sale

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Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree

Aesculus pavia


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  • Ships week of Apr 7

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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-9
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-20 ft.

Mature Width:

10-20 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Aesculus pavia

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

Plant as a Shrub or Train into a Compact Tree!

Dwarf Red Buckeye has just what the Gardener ordered:

  • Lovely early spring foliage
  • Hardy plant that works well as either a tree or shrub
  • Excellent color contrast great for sunny planting sites

A Small Tree that will Dwarf all others

For eye-catching, visual beauty, look no further than the Dwarf Red Buckeye. Small enough to plant as a shrub, or large enough to train into a compact tree, this colorful stunner can grow to heights of 20 feet in the proper conditions or can be shaped into an ornamental shrub that will brighten any location. Requiring almost zero maintenance, the Buckeye won't have you toiling in your garden, only out for a look to enjoy its beauty.

Buckeye will turn your landscape into a Botanical Garden

No matter what design you favor for your garden or landscape, you'll enjoy the Buckeye's trademark 5-part green leaves that flourish throughout the summer. Preceding them in the spring are the scarlet panicles of blossoms that will attract a plethora of wildlife including hummingbirds and butterflies. A versatile favorite, the Red Buckeye will add warmth and charm whether you plant it beside your patio or along the edge of your garden.

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Customer Reviews

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6 Reviews
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Very nice size baby tree
I received my tree as promised, nicely packed and in good condition. N oh t lots of leaves but with a fall planting didn't expect a lot. At least 4+" tall, nice straight trunk. Can't wait to see how it does come Spring. Hoping its red flowers attract hummingbirds as advertised.
October 12, 2018
4 months ago
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love my buckeye arrived right on time and very healthy. It looks great and am sure it will make it through the Maine winter. Will positively be ordering more items from you.
September 8, 2018
5 months ago
Cannot wait to see it grow & mature.
Cannot wait enjoy the medium size of the tree as well as the red flowers. Already have a mature tree and I love it.
August 13, 2018
6 months ago
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Great tree
The tree came in a pot with a well established root. So far it looks great and seems to be loving it's location.
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August 12, 2018
6 months ago
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Buckeye review after 6 months
Bought Buckeye Tree six months ago. It has grown about 1' and looks healthy.
October 6, 2015
over 3 years ago
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Leaves are turning brown and I don't know if I am watering too much or too little....I am watering every other day.
October 6, 2015
over 3 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Because it represents The Ohio State University and the size
Tim S on Sep 13, 2018
Our electric utility provides a planting guide that lists this plant as suitable for planting near overhead power lines.
Tim M on May 4, 2017
Because it represents The Ohio State University and the size
Tim S on Sep 13, 2018
My uncle passed away recently. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. I sent this to my aunt to plant in her garden.
Our electric utility provides a planting guide that lists this plant as suitable for planting near overhead power lines.
Tim M on May 4, 2017
RUBY M on Apr 19, 2017
I am a birdwatcher who has been amazed by the way the dwarf red buckeye draws the hummers and orioles. I could sit for hours and watch the birds drink from the red blossoms. The Magee Marsh Wildlife area on Lake Erie has a lovely specimen. I have wanted one every since I first saw it.
DeRail J on Apr 3, 2017
make my ohio state fan happy
katie c on Apr 15, 2016
wanted a "focus point" plant. like that it can be pruned as a shrub or tree. like that it feeds hummingbirds.
Kimberly W on Mar 14, 2016
Attracts hummers
Nancy J on Mar 9, 2016
jen c on Mar 6, 2016
Tricia B on Jan 31, 2016
Looking for shrubs good for pollinators
Timothy S on Jan 23, 2016
Choose this small bush/tree as liked size, has flowers for hummingbirds and bees, and I was born in Ohio - so "Buckeye" is very appropriate.
Ruth C on Nov 15, 2015
My uncle passed away recently. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. I sent this to my aunt to plant in her garden.
RUBY M on Apr 19, 2017
Does this have nuts or buckeyes?
Prexie67 on Apr 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Should have Buckeyes but too young to tell.
Is this tree deer resistant?
Candace W on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are rarely damaged by deer. Keep in mind that if they get hungry enough they will eat anything.
can you plant the dwarf in a pot?
kathy m on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can!
What is the minimum amount of sun this tree needs?
Eric D on May 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They would need at least 3 hours of sunlight a day.

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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, or 5. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

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