Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: best location for Red Buckeye - Aesculus pavia

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central Arkansas - zone 8a/7b (Zone 7b)
Mar 8, 2017 7:54 PM CST
I'd love to hear from gardeners who grow this small native tree regarding the amount of shade it will tolerate and still bloom. My location is central Arkansas. Thank You!

Suggestions or advice appreciated.

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Mar 10, 2017 12:24 PM CST
Down here... Makes a nice shade garden plant.... Maybe plant in 'open woods'.
I can't say that I've ever seen them get too much shade to bloom.

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Yellow ones and red ones.... I've seen crosses.... Those are nice.

Apparently I don't have any pics, but I found one at tumblr
[Last edited by stone - Mar 10, 2017 12:34 PM (+)]
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Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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Mar 10, 2017 2:37 PM CST
Mine is blooming right now, it is in what I would call shade. Maybe a little dappled light. Im not saying it wouldnt grow faster with sun, but Ive got what Ive got. Hummers love it.

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