Aesculus parviflora Horse Chestnut

Description: Aesculus parviflora, also known as the Bottle Brush Buckeye, is a large suckering tree. Leaves bronze when young in the spring, and an attractive yellow colour in autumn. Flowers freely in July-August with slender panicles of white flowers with long-exserted attractive red anthers. Followed by smooth fruits in the autumn.

History: Originated from the USA in 1785. 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
  • Flowering month: July
  • Leaf colour: Purple / Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Tree shape: Spreading
  • Award-winning
  • Do not prune
  • Chalk tolerant

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