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Aesculus x carnea

Red Horsechestnut
Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 30 feet , Maximum 40 feet
Width: Minimum 30 feet , Maximum 40 feet
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A statuesque tree resulting from a cross between A. pavia and A. hippocastanum. It reaches a height of 35-40' with a splendid rounded crown of equal spread. Leaves are dark green on short petioles, with often twisted leaflets to 10" long. In late spring it bears dark red or rosy flowers with yellow centers in conical panicles to 12" long, followed by orange fall color and spiny fruit.
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Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:29 PM

This A. pavia x A. hippocastanum hybrid is a popular tree in Europe where its 6-8"x 3" flwr "clusters"of rose-red make a much enjoyed late spring show; a spectacular 30-40' tree; more disease resistant than A. hip. Sun/Med


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