Red buckeye tree
I planted a red buckeye from my grandmother's seed several years ago. It's been blooming for years and tries to make seeds but every year every one falls off before fully forming. It's growing in my front, East facing yard. Mostly sunny. I don't understand why it can't form full grown buckeyes. Is it not getting pollinated? Is there anything I can do? It's otherwise apparently healthy. Sending a pic of it from today. And one from the spring. Blooms have already come and gone. Thanks Lori
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The premature fruit drop could be caused by drought, hot and dry conditions.
Red Buckeye will flower well in rather dense
shade but takes on its best form when grown in full
sun with some afternoon shade on moist, well-drained
soil. It is native along stream banks and will not do well in dry conditions.