The Dawes Arboretum had some beautiful Flowering Buckeye trees throughout the grounds. I loved the clusters of tubular flowers.
Aesculus pavia Koehenii Flowering Buckeye
Aesculus splendens pavia Red Buckeye
The Red Buckeye is a beautiful shade tree which has clusters of tubular red flowers as early as the second or third year. Only reaching 10-20 feet tall at maturity, the Red Buckeye attracts swarms of hummingbirds migrating in the Spring. The nut of the Red Florida Buckeye grows in clusters of three, is toxic and ignored by most animals. Red Buckeyes do require adequate moisture and thrive with moderate shade in the hotter parts of the day. Good in zones 5-9.
Robinia Casque Rouge Pink Cascading Locust tree.
Even from a distance the blooms on this Cascading Pink Flowering Locust tree just wowed us.
The large, pendulous, purplish-pink flowers of this vigorous small tree are profusely borne in early summer. Good to Zone 4.
Saltcedar is one of several common names for an invasive non-native tree that is spreading rapidly through the intermountain region of the western United States, through the Great Basin, California and Texas.
Mature tamarisk can also resprout vegetatively after fire, flood, or treatment with herbicides and can adapt to wide variations in soil condition. Because it can grow in such extreme conditions it is a very invasive tree.