AESCULUS

Commonly known as Buckeye, Horse chestnut

The horse chestnut, or buckeye, is a genus of about 15 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from southeastern Europe, the Himalayas, eatern Asia and North America.

Striking for their large flower spikes in candles most are too large for average gardens and are popular street  and park trees.

The common "hippocastanum" was brought into the UK from Turkey in the late 16th century.

They provide nectar and pollen for insects, particularly bees, and the fruit "conker" is eaten by mammals.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Trees and shrubs
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Specimen trees for large gardens. A. parviflora is suitable for a medium-sized garden. Large candles of attractive flowers and spiny or smooth-skinned fruit.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, canker, coral spot, leaf blotch.
    Place of origin
    South eastern Europe, Himalayas, North America, eastern Asia.
  • Soil Conditions
    Alkaline / Chalk loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly

Buy Varieties of AESCULUS

AESCULUS californica

AESCULUS californica

California buckeye, California horse chestnut

fragrant white flower spikes with a pink tint in late summer. A low spreading tree which has performed well here

 
£25.00 each 
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AESCULUS x carnea 'Briotii'

AESCULUS x carnea 'Briotii'

Red horse chestnut

deep rose-pink flowers on this form of the Red horse chestnut.

 
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AESCULUS chinensis

AESCULUS chinensis

Buckeye, Chinese horse chestnut

small white flowers in long racemes on this slow growing and rare species

 
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AESCULUS flava

AESCULUS flava

Sweet buckeye

yellow flowers and good autumn tints

 
£25.00 each 
AESCULUS glabra

AESCULUS glabra

Buckeye, Ohio Buckeye

yellow-green flowers

 
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AESCULUS glabra 'April Wine'

AESCULUS glabra 'April Wine'

Buckeye, Ohio Buckeye

bronze-purple spring leaves

 
£30.00 eacg 
AESCULUS hippocastanum

AESCULUS hippocastanum

Common horse chestnut, Conker tree, Horse chestnut

white flowers, spiky 'horse chestnuts' (conkers)

 
Pot grown
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AESCULUS indica 'Sydney Pearce'

AESCULUS indica 'Sydney Pearce'

Buckeye, Indian horse chestnut

large panicles of white flowers which are marked with yellow and suffused with pink to make an attractive display

 
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AESCULUS x mutabilis 'Induta'

AESCULUS x mutabilis 'Induta'

Buckeye, Dwarf horse chestnut

upright panicles of apricot flowers with yellow markings. Good autumn colour

 
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AESCULUS x neglecta 'Autumn Fire'

Buckeye, Sunrise horse chestnut

glowing red-orange leaves in autumn

 
£35.00 each 
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AESCULUS x neglecta 'Erythroblastos'

AESCULUS x neglecta 'Erythroblastos'

Buckeye, Sunrise horse chestnut

red leaf stalks and leaves that unfold a spectacular cream and bright pink. They then become yellow and turn green by midsummer

 
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AESCULUS parviflora

AESCULUS parviflora

Bottlebrush buckeye, Dwarf horse chestnut

rare spreading shrub growing up to 2.5 metres high & forming thickets from suckering. Good autumn colour

 
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AESCULUS pavia

AESCULUS pavia

American red buckeye, Red buckeye

(A.splendens) - long upright panicles of deep crimson flowers. New leaves tinted bronze

 
Small
£30.00 each 
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AESCULUS pavia 'Atrosanguinea'

AESCULUS pavia 'Atrosanguinea'

Buckeye, Horse chestnut

new leaves tinted bronze. Upright panicles of pink-red flowers

 
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£40.00 each 
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AESCULUS turbinata

AESCULUS turbinata

Buckeye, Japanese horse chestnut

a large quick growing tree with yellowish-white flowers with a red spot

 
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AESCULUS wilsonii

AESCULUS wilsonii

Buckeye, Horse Chestnut

a very rare tree with tall white flowers with a yellow centre which turns red. The original record tree at Caerhays is on its last legs after 100 years

 
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