Aesculus Hippocastanum Briotii – Red Horse Chestnut:150 – 180cm
Magnificent tree with characteristic red flowers and fruits.
Likes fertile soils and makes an attractive specimen or woodland tree.
The Red Horse Chestnut Aesculus x carnea is a hybrid between the Red Buckeye and the Horse Chestnut. It was introduced to Britain before 1818, after being discovered in Germany. It has been planted widely in Britain in parks, gardens and streets. Its crumpled leaves, red flowers and generally smaller size distinguish it from the Horse Chestnut. It is not long-lived. The Red Horse Chestnut is not related to the Sweet Chestnut, which is in a completely different botanical family.
Red Horse Chestnut identification – leaves with 5 to 7 crumpled leaflets, flower a red candle, fruit husk with only a few spines, small conkers, sticky buds
The planting season for bare-rooted trees and shrubs is generally between the months of November – March
- Type: Field Grown
- Size: Large
- Size: 150 - 180
- Native to Britain: Yes