University of Florida

Aesculus pavia

Common name(s): Red Buckeye, Scarlet Buckeye

Plant type: deciduous small tree
Primary method of propagation: seed
Alternate propagation method(s): grafting/budding

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: none
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 3-4 weeks
Comment: Seeds should be sown about 2 inches apart in rows 6 inches apart, and covered with 1-2 inches of soil.

Propagation by Grafting

Time of year to graft: late Winter
Type of graft: whip
Rootstock: Aesculus hippocastanum