Red flower on shrub

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Date Photo Taken: 04/10/2013
Location: Chattahoochee river. Cobb County
Posted By: fabfab

Notes:

This shrub is about 2 feet high . The long red flowers are not
found in any of my wild flower books. Please tell me what it is.

COMMENTS

  1. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    Only 2ft high? Is that really right or does it look like it might get larger? Apart from that it looks like Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia [ http://www.photosbotanical.com/img955.htm ]).

    April 12th, 2013 at 4:33 am
  2. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    aesculus pavia or red buckeye.
    A delightful native shrub… There is also a yellow variety in the area, and… Apparently they can cross for a part yellow part red bloom.
    I posted examples of the yellow and the red in my personal garden blog on the 9th… Don’t have the cross at my house… yet…
    http://gardens-in-the-sand.blogspot.com/2013/04/it-must-be-spring.html

    April 12th, 2013 at 8:38 am
  3. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Mine start blooming at shin high (2 foot), also…
    They eventually get 6+ feet high, and just as wide…

    April 12th, 2013 at 9:10 am
  4. fabfab Unregistered says:

    Thank you. I’ve got a pocketful of buckeyes but never noticed the bloom.

    April 12th, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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