Frank P Matthews
Aesculus also known as Horse Chestnut or Buckeye are mostly large, stately trees, popular in parks and for street planting. Though some are compact small forms with variable attractive flower panicles of different colours and beautiful autumn foliage.
Native to the northern hemisphere, Aesculus are easily cultivated and will thrive in almost any soils, in sun or light shade.
Bottle Brush Buckeye
Leaves bronze in spring and yellow in autumn. Slender panicles of white flowers with attractive red anthers.
Common Horse Chestnut
Sticky buds, large palmate leaves, yellow/orange in autumn. White ‘candle’ flowers. Green husks with conkers.
Indian Horse Chestnut
A round crowned tree. Large glossy leaves, white spotted yellow, flushed pink flowers, followed by non-prickly fruits.
A perfect globe-shaped tree with dark olive green leaves and large panicles of white and yellow flowers suffused pink.
Dwarf Red Buckeye
An unusual dwarf chestnut with emerging bronze-red leaves and stunning pink yellow flowers.
Red Horse Chestnut
Compact, dense habit with deep pink flower bracts. Glossy brown ‘conkers’. Slow growing, resistant to ‘Chestnut Leaf Miner’.
Slender, broadly columnar slow growing tree. Pointed finely toothed leaves emerge bright pink.
A very special dwarf form with stunning autumn leaf colours and upright, creamy yellow flower bracts in May.
The young leaves are a brilliant shrimp pink turning pale yellow-green. Rather slow-growing and broadly columnar tree.