Common Name: red buckeye
Scientific Name: Aesculus pavia
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 27 in.
Height: 13 ft.
Crown: 17 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Ben Blankenship and Stuart Blankenship
Date First Measured: 2020
Comments: A confirmed red buckeye by Maymont horticulturist Peggy Singlemann. Aesculus pavia is a small tree/shrub found in marshy areas of Eastern North America and can be occasionally found in far Western Virginia. It is well known for its gorgeous red flowers that attract butterflies and easily lightens up the landscape. Specimen is very old, but has lots of ample growing room and is in good health. Split trunk form is quite common for the species shrubby growth habit, therefore trunk circumference was measured at 3 feet above ground level, as the trunk splits at 4' above ground level.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: City of Richmond
Land Owner: Maymont Foundation
GPS Coordinates: 37.533491, -77.475825
Directions: Maymont Estate and Gardens. East of Italian garden, in open lawn between Italian garden and Hampton street. Closest landmark is a small Italian gazebo.
Owner Address: 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Owner Phone: 804-358-7166
Contact Name: Peggy Singlemann
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original Nominator(s): Ben Blankenship