red buckeye Hippocastanaceae Aesculus pavia
Leaf:Opposite, palmately compound, usually 5, elliptical, serrated leaflets, each 4 to 6 inches long, dark green and glabrous above.
Flower:Beautiful, upright cluster of dark-red tubular flowers, each cluster 4 to 7 inches long, appearing in spring.
Fruit:Three-parted smooth husk containing 1 to 3 shiny brown fruits, mature in fall.
Twig:Stout, light-brown with raised lenticels, large opposite shield-shaped leaf scars, large pointed orange-brown buds are often paired at the ends of twigs.
Bark:Splotchy gray-brown, initially smooth but with size will develop scaly patches.
Form:Small, often multi-stemmed tree reaches heights of 15 to 25 feet.