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    Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree for Sale


Red Dwarf Buckeye Tree

Aesculus pavia


1. Height

  • Ships week of Apr 10
  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever planted! Simply dig your hole, place the Drop 'N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole. That's it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-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.

Course 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- 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

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


12-15 ft

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Aesculus pavia

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Learn why we stopped selling bare-root

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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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
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Bought Buckeye Tree six months ago. It has grown about 1' and looks healthy.
October 6, 2015
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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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make my ohio state fan happy
katie c on Apr 15, 2016
Attracts hummers
Nancy J on Mar 9, 2016
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
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
jen c on Mar 6, 2016
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.

Shipping Details

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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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Shipping Resumes

Zones 2,3 & 4

Week of May 15th

Zone 5

Week of May 1st

Zone 6

Week of April 10th

Zones 7-11

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