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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
    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
  • 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.

  • 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
15m (50ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of AESCULUS

AESCULUS x arnoldiana 'Autumn Splendour'

AESCULUS x arnoldiana 'Autumn Splendour'

Buckeye, Horse chestnut

pale yellow flowers with yellow to pink throats. Deep green, glossy palmate leaves turning red in autumn

 
£35.00 each 
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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£35.00 each 
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AESCULUS 'Chocolate Autumn'

Buckeye

white flowers. Leaves turn chocolate-brown in autumn

 
£35.00 each 
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AESCULUS flava

AESCULUS flava

Sweet buckeye

yellow flowers and good autumn tints

 
£30.00 each 
AESCULUS flava f.vestita

AESCULUS flava f.vestita

Sweet buckeye

large, upright panicles of pale-yellow flowers, good autumn tints

 
£30.00 each 
AESCULUS glabra 'April Wine'

AESCULUS glabra 'April Wine'

Buckeye, Ohio Buckeye

young leaves a deep wine-red. Pale yellow flowers. A small growing from suitable for smaller gardens

 
£35.00 eacg 
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AESCULUS glabra 'October Red'

AESCULUS glabra 'October Red'

Buckeye, Ohio buckeye

pale, cream flowers in spring. New leaves have coppery tint. Bright red in autumn

 
£35.00 each 
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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£35.00 each 
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AESCULUS x neglecta 'Autumn Fire'

AESCULUS x neglecta 'Autumn Fire'

Buckeye, Sunrise horse chestnut

coppery young foliage and orange-red autumn colour

 
£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

 
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
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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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£37.50 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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£35.00 each 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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