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

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • L Size: Large
  • Flowering month: May
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Award-winning
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Open space planting

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