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Aesculus californica

Californian buckeye

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & July
  • Height6m to 8m
  • Spread7m to 9m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Aesculus californica (Californian buckeye). This species of tree is spreading and rounded with a short trunk. The leaves are mid-green and 5-7 palmate with ovate leaflets. The flowers consist of fragrant white-pink panicles in the early summer, and they are followed by rough-skinned fruit which is about 5-7cm long.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

S W & N. America - California

Interest and use

Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, deep, moist well-drained soil, in a sunny position or with partial shade.

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for coral spot, scale insects or leaf blotch.

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