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Aesculus x carnea
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum cv. 'Baumannii'
Aesculus turbinata

Aesculus x carnea (Red Horse Chestnut)

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Location: Cultivated all over Europe as a shade tree, in avenues, parks and gardens.

A hybrid arising from the Common Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) and Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia). Height to 18-25m in continental Europe, but frequently much less.

Foliage

The leaves are dark green and often crinkly with five or sometimes seven almost sessile leaflets.

Flowers

Aesculus x carnea

The red flowers open in May in clusters 12-20cm long developing into the fruit.

Fruits

Aesculus x carnea

The fruit is smaller than the Common Horse Chestnut and less spiny if at all. They split in October to release 2 or 3 brown nuts.