Aesculus x neglecta ‘Autumn Fire’ Horse Chestnut

Description: Aesculus x neglecta 'Autumn Fire' also known as the Yellow Horse Chestnut, is a lovely, small tree that's perfect for smaller gardens. It's emerging coppery coloured foliage arrives in the spring, turning dark green in the summer before turning into glowing shades of orange and yellow in autumn. Produces upright panicles of creamy yellow flowers in May.

History: Originates from the USA.

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) : 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Flowering month: May
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Replacement prune
  • Prefers full sun
  • Autumn colour
  • Chalk tolerant

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