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

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Flowering month: May
  • M Size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Pink / Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Award-winning
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Chalk tolerant

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