Round-headed and wide-growing tree with large, dark-green, fan-shaped leaves. Giant red candles in late spring. Inedible glossy brown nuts in autumn. Great as a shade, avenue, or paddock tree. Aesculus x carnea ‘Briotii’ is smaller-growing and has darker red flowers. Golden-yellow autumn leaves. Deciduous tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 7m (H) x 6m (W) in 10 years.