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Aesculus parviflora
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Aesculus parviflora

Horse Chestnut

Description: Aesculus parviflora, also known as the Bottle Brush Backeye, is a large suckering tree. Leaves bronze when young in the spring, and an attractive yellow colour in autumn. Flowers freely in July-August with slender panicles of white flowers with long-exserted attractive red anthers. Followed by smooth fruits in the autumn.

History: Originated from the USA in 1785. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Aesculus Growing Tips: Most varieties require a lot of space to grow. Thrive in almost any well drained soils. Prefer to be planted in full sun or partial shade.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 12m x 8m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Purple Green Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Flowering month - June Flowering month - June
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune