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Aesculus x neglecta Erythroblastos
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Aesculus x neglecta 'Erythroblastos'

Horse Chestnut

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Pink Green Foliage
Text Spreading

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Flowering month - May Flowering month - May
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Hard prune Hard prune