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Red Horsechestnut
Scientific Name: Aesculus carnea Hayne
Family: Hippocastanaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-10,12,14-17
USDA: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Hybrid between Aesculus pavia and Aesculus hippocastanum

Growth Habits: Deciduous shade tree, 30 to 40 feet tall (9-12 m), 25 to 30 feet wide (7.5-9 m); palmately-compound leaves, usually with 5 leaflets, recurved and twisted

Watering Needs: Needs summer water, more drought-tolerant than A. hippocastanum

Propagation: Grafting on A. hippocastanum rootstock

'Briotii' - slightly smaller than the species, with larger rosy crimson flower clusters.
'O'Neil Red' - with bright red single flowers.

Blooming Habits:
Soft pink to bright red flowers, in erect clusters 5 to 8 inches tall (12-20 cm), in late spring

Fruiting Habits:
Light brown round husks, 1 to 1.5 inches long (2.5-3.7 cm), slightly prickly, containing glossy brown seeds

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