What is this tree/woody shrub?

Asked March 28, 2013, 3:04 PM EDT

This tree has been taking over large areas of parkland near my house. It is not listed in any of the Texas Invasive documents that I have seen (nor native tree sources). They grow in full sun or shade. Leaves are in 5 leaf palmate clusters, long and thin, smooth-edged and waxy (see picture). The longest leaf lobes are 6-8 inches. The flowers are red/pink and tubular. They grow quickly and seem rather spindly when densely packed. Can you tell me what this plant is?

And it turns out to be a red buckeye.
http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=AEPA
I think.

Travis County Texas trees and shrubs horticulture

1 Response

I apologize, as I cannot tell whether or not your question has been answered. I do agree that the plant seems to be a red buckeye.