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Cultural Details for Aesculus x carnea

Common Name:
Red Horsechestnut

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
6-8" long 3-4" wide panicle, Rose-red in May.

Fruit Details:
Globose 1.5" diameter capsule slightly prickly.

Fall Color:
Yellow-green early loss of leaves.

Bark Details:
Dark gray-brown.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Leaf blotch (a fungal disease) a possibility.

Native Habitat:
Probably Germany, very little is known of the origin of this hybrid between A. pavia and A. hippocastanum.

Other Features:
More drought tolerant than most Horsechestnuts.

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled-and-burlapped full sun light shade.

This plant was blooming:
5/10/2010 - 5/17/2010
5/20/2005 - 5/27/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.