Aesculus pavia 'Biltmore Strain'

Red Buckeye

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

A distinguished small tree that has tremendous ornamental appeal. Shiny, scorch-free foliage and bright red spring flowers command attention. Great habit and shape...not disease prone like some of the othe Horsechesnuts.

More About Aesculus pavia 'Biltmore Strain'

  • selected from the Biltmore Estate in N.C.
  • elegant form with great red color

 It typically grows 10-20’ tall. Showy, erect, 4-10” long panicles of red to orange-red, narrow-tubular flowers appear in spring. Palmately compound, shiny, dark green leaves are attractive in spring and early summer, 


10-15 ft


6-12 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Aesculus pavia 'Biltmore Strain' Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Plant
  • Interesting Bark


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds
  • Songbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Flower Color

  • Red
  • Rose


  • Spreading
  • Irregular
  • Upright