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Cultural Details for Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'

Common Name:
Fort McNair Red Horsechestnut

Growth Rate:
Medium

Average Mature Height:
35-50'

Average Mature Width:
30'

Flower Details:
Pink flowers with a yellow throat in 6-8" upright clusters.

Fruit Details:
Glossy Brown 1.5" slightly prickly capsules.

Fall Color:
No notable fall color, Yellow-green

Bark Details:
Dark gray-brown becoming platy and exfoliating with age.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Flower, fruit, leaf and twig litter may be a problem. Fungal disease a possibility.

Native Habitat:
Hybrid between A. pavia and A. hippocastanum. Selected from Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. zones 5-7

Other Features:
Attracts bees.

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled-and-burlapped in 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:
8572

    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. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu