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Red Horsechestnut
Aesculus x carnea
Red Horsechestnut in flower
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Leaf blotch can occur Leaf scorch can be a problem in prolonged droughts.
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
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Mature Height: 30-50 Feet
Features: Erect clusters of pink or reddish flowers in spring.
Culture: Full sun to light shade; prefers moist, but well drained soils; slightly acid soil is best.
Cultivars:
  • 'Briotii' - has deeper red flowers in larger clusters.
Mature Form: Pyramidal to rounded
Native To: Of hybrid origin; a cross between common horsechestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) and red buckeye (Aesculus pavia.
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: This tree should not be used along sidewalks since it produces nuts enclosed in large husks (a litter problem); nuts are poisonous.

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