Trees by Genus

Genus 'Aesculus'

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Aesculus californica
Aesculus x carnea
Aesculus x carnea cv. 'Briottii'
Aesculus flava
Aesculus glabra
Aesculus glabra var. sargentii
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum cv. 'Baumannii'
Aesculus indica
Aesculus indica cv. 'Sydney Pearce'
Aesculus pavia
Aesculus turbinata

Aesculus californica (California Buckeye)

No sample available

Native: California

Location: Cultivated for ornament in western N. America and in parts of Europe.

Foliage

Leaves usually have 5 leaflets on stalks 1-2.5cm long, but sometimes 7. They are smaller than other horse chestnuts and fall early, without autumn colour.

Flowers

Aesculus californica

Pale pink or white fragrant flowers open from June to August in clusters 15-20cm tall. The stamens protrude about 1cm from each flower giving a delicate shaggy appearance.

Fruits

Aesculus californica

The lopsided fruits 5-7.5cm ripen in October, splitting to release shiny brown nuts.