AESCULUS glabra 'April Wine'

Commonly known as Buckeye, Ohio Buckeye

Young leaves a deep wine-red. Pale yellow flowers. A small growing from suitable for smaller gardens
  • Deciduous
    5-palmate, glossy leaves with obovate to ovate, long-pointed leaflets to 15cm (6in) long
  • White
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • 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'

 

 

  • 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
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • 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.

  • 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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4m (13ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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

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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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