AESCULUS glabra 'April Wine'

Commonly known as Buckeye, Ohio Buckeye

Bronze-purple spring leaves
  • Deciduous
    5-palmate, glossy leaves with obovate to ovate, long-pointed leaflets to 15cm (6in) long
  • White
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tree
    Shrubby tree. Leaves turn purple-green in summer and dark red in autumn. Flower candles are followed by warty, sparsely prickly fruit
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

AESCULUS glabra 'April Wine'

 
£30.00 eacg 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant. Nectar and pollen for insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, leaf miners, canker, coral spot, leaf blotch
    Place of origin
    Central and eastern USA
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Conical panicles to 15cm (6in) tall
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (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
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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5m (16ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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