Aesculus indica ‘Sydney Pearce’ Aesculus

Aesculus

Description: Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce', also known as the Indian Horse Chestnut is a superb more free flowering selection that makes a perfect globe-shaped tree. Attractive leaves emerge purple then turn dark olive-green in the summer. Large panicles of flowers appear in June which have individual blossoms of white, marked yellow and suffused pink colours. Their spineless fruits arrive in the autumn.

History: Raised in Kew Gardens, UK in 1928. Received an Award of Garden Merit from The Royal Horticultural Society in 1967.

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

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: June
  • M Size: Medium
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Replacement prune
  • Open space planting

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