AESCULUS wilsonii

Commonly known as 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
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Narrowly oblong leaves emerge bronze-red, turning green
  • White
  • Yellow
    Yellow centre
  • Height
    15m (50ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Slow-growing, spreading tree.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

AESCULUS wilsonii

 
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, canker, coral spot, leaf blotch
    Place of origin
    China
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Cylindrical panicles to 15cm (6in) tall
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Deep soil.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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15m (50ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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