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Aesculus x carnea
Aesculus x carnea

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Zone
Zones 1-10, 12, 14-17, 32-45
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate
Toxicity
Seeds are slightly toxic if ingested.

Aesculus x carnea

Red Horsechestnut
Sapindaceae
Deciduous, Trees

AESCULUS

Leaves are divided fanwise into large, toothed leaflets. Showy spring flowers, borne at ends of branches in long, dense clusters, attract hummingbirds. In autumn, leathery fruit capsules enclose glossy seeds. Prune established horsechestnuts only to eliminate dead or damaged wood and any awkward-looking branches.

Aesculus x carnea

Hybrid between A. hippocastanum and A. pavia. To 40 ft. high, 30 ft.wide. Round headed, with large dark green leaves, each divided into five leaflets; casts dense shade. Bears hundreds of 8-in. long plumes of soft pink to red flowers.

Aesculus x carnea ‘O’Neill Red’ (photo courtesy of Monrovia)
Aesculus x carnea ‘O’Neill Red’ (photo courtesy of Monrovia)

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‘O’Neill Red’

Single flowers of bright red.

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