Aesculus x neglecta ‘Erythroblastos’ Aesculus

Aesculus

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

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

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