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Aesculus × neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’

Sunshine horse chestnut

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJuly & July
  • Height7m to 10m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBroad conical
  • Flower ColourPeachy pink
  • Leaf ColourRed
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Aesculus × neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ (Sunshine horse chestnut). A deciduous, spreading tree. Leaves emerge with five leaflets which are bright pink, turning yellow, then dark green, and finally orange-yellow in autumn. May produce panicles of peach to pink flowers in summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Origin

U.S.

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This tree needs to be planted in well-drained soil and in partial sun. Is fully hardy.

Propagation

By seed

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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