Aesculus x carnea

Red Horse Chestnut

aesculus x carnea
aesculus x carnea
aesculus x carnea red horse chestnut flower
aesculus x carnea red horse chestnut flowering
aesculus x carnea red horse chestnut foliage
aesculus x carnea red horse chestnut front garden
aesculus x carnea red horse chestnut street corner
aesculus x carnea red horse chestnut street

Round-headed and wide-growing tree with large, dark-green, fan-shaped leaves. Giant red flower candles in late-spring. Glossy-brown nuts in autumn are toxic to humans and animals. Foliage can scorch in dry or very windy conditions. Once established, it is difficult to transplant due to its taproot. Great as a shade, avenue, or paddock tree. Golden-yellow autumn leaves. Prefers moist, well-drained soils, and will not tolerate dry soils well. Aesculus x carnea is a hybrid between Aesculus pavia and Aesculus hippocastanum.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
toxic to animals tree Toxic to animals
tolerates light frosts Tolerates light frosts
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
clay soils Clay soils
sandy soils Sandy soils
full sun Full sun
part shade Part shade
paddocks Paddocks
shade Shade
attracts bees Attracts bees
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

10 Year Size

tree shape
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6m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Sapindaceae, soapberry family, a family of flowering plants.

Genus: Aesculus, aesculus (Latin, noun), meaning 'a kind of oak bearing edible acorns'. Commonly known as buckeye and horse chestnut, a genus of various flowering trees and shrubs.

Species: Aesculus x carnea, carnea (Latin, adjective), meaning 'flesh-coloured', in reference to the pink colour of the flowers.

Common Name: Red Horse Chestnut

Description and Features

Description: Round-headed and wide-growing tree with large, dark-green, fan-shaped leaves. Giant red flower candles in late-spring. Glossy-brown nuts in autumn are toxic to humans and animals. Foliage can scorch in dry or very windy conditions. Once established, it is difficult to transplant due to its taproot. Great as a shade, avenue, or paddock tree. Golden-yellow autumn leaves. Prefers moist, well-drained soils, and will not tolerate dry soils well. Aesculus x carnea is a hybrid between Aesculus pavia and Aesculus hippocastanum.

Height: 7m

Width: 6m

Uses: Paddocks, Shade, Attracts bees

Tolerates: Light frosts, Windy

Soil Type: Clay soils, Sandy soils

Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic

Types: Toxic to animals

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Yellow

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Red

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