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Aesculus x carnea/Red Horsechestnut

Aesculus x carnea / Aesculus x carnea
Prominent flowers
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Prominent flowers

Lawn specimen in flower


Flowers and foliage of the cultivar 'Fort McNair'

Flowers present in late April to early May

Close-up showing the two shades of pink in the flowers

Close-up of tflowers of the Ft. McNair cultivar

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Scientific Name: Aesculus x carnea
Common Name: Red Horsechestnut
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: This hybrid produces beautiful pink to red flowers. Tolerates dry soil. Excellent choice for woodland gardens and other naturalistic plantings. Leaf diseases can sometime be a problem on buckeyes.