Each leaflet is different with 3 separate shades of green and a highly irregular edge. Aesculus pavia is a popular plant native to the eastern US with palmate leaves and spikes of red flowers in spring.  This unusual selection has an irregular variegation pattern of dark green, pale green, and chartreuse.  Unlike many other variegated buckeyes, this form's leaflets are irregular and distorted in shape adding a textural element to the color.  Red spikes of flowers in spring attract hummingbirds like a magnet.  'Fishtail' will slowly grow to about 12' tall and wide over time and will perform best in a bright spot with some protection from the hottest afternoon sun.  It can grow in deeper shade but flowering will be much reduced.


Red flowers with a bit of yellow attract hummingbirds.