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Aesculus × carnea

Red horse chestnut

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  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & July
  • Height11m to 20m
  • Spread6m to 12m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourPink-red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Aesculus × carnea (Red horse chestnut). This tree has red-pink flowers which are borne in clusters about 25cms long, in the spring. The dark green leaves are divided and fan shaped giving it a 'tropical' look to it. The foliage casts dense shade.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

Cultivated hybrid of garden origin; Aesculus hippocastanum x Aesculus pavia

Interest and use

Specimen

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  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Aesculus × carnea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Plant in a shelteredf location away from hot dry winds.

Propagation

Propagate by seed for the species in autumn, cultivars by budding in late summer or by grafting in late winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf spot may affect young foliage, and coral spot fungus may attack damaged wood.

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