Aesculus pavia (Red Buckeye)
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Native: South-east United States
A small horse chestnut. Best known as a parent of the Red horse Chestnut (Aesculus X camea). May often be shrubby but as a tree reaches 6m.
The leaves are composed of five to seven short-stalked leaflets and colour red in autumn.
Flowers open in June on spikes 15cm tall.
Fruit is smooth and egg-shaped, containing one to two seeds which ripen in August.