Red Horsechestnut Tree

Red Horsechestnut Tree

Red Horsechestnut Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Aesculus
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil; more drought tolerant than most Aesculus
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Pyramidal
Height:   20 to 50'
Weight:   -
Leaf:   Palemately compound dark green leaves with 5 to 7 lobes; no appreciable fall color
Flower/Fruit:   8" panicle of salmon pink to light red flowers; glossy brown nuts in capsules
Comments:    Disease is less of a problem than with most horse chestnuts but may develop powdery mildew causing early leaf drop; casts dense shade; comes true from seeds
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Rosea