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Aesculus x car Briotii
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Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii'

Horse Chestnut

Description: Aesculus x carna 'Britotii' also known as Red Horse Chestnut is a compact, dome-headed, large tree which has a densely leaved habit. In the spring, deep pink flower bracts appear in upright panicles of up to 20cm against the bright green leaves. Leaf shades of yellow, orange and brown in the autumn. Glossy brown ‘conkers’ are enclosed in smooth or slightly spiny husks and are slightly smaller than other varieties. A slow growing variety that is resistant to 'Chestnut Leaf Miner'. TOXIC IF EATEN.

History: Raised in 1858. 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 Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Large tree size after 10 years Large tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Open space planting Open space planting
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Fruit for wildlife Fruit for wildlife
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Hard prune Hard prune