full sun - part shade
slow to medium
Deciduous clump-forming shrub or small tree with an irregular rounded crown and red, narrow-tubular flowers that bloom in spring in very showy, erect, terminal panicles to 4–10 inches long. Palmate, shiny green leaves are attractive in spring and early summer, but usually begin to decline by August. Leathery, beige fruit capsules enclose 1–3 seeds (buckeyes) that ripen in fall. Makes an effective landscape specimen, screen or hedge. Best grown with some afternoon shade in hotter climates.