Aesculus x neglecta 'Erythroblastos'
Description: Aesculus x neglecta 'Erythroblastos' is a spectacular, rather slow-growing and broadly columnar tree. Pointed, finely toothed leaves emerge bright pink, later yellow then dark green, turning into striking shades of orange and red in autumn. Small creamy-white flowers are flushed pink which appear in upright panicles in May. Fruits are seldom formed. A slightly smaller variety which is suitable for smaller gardens or public areas such as parks.
History: Introduced in 1923. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1962.
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) : 6m x 4m