Red Horse-Chestnut (Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 25 to 35 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pink with yellow throat
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Pollution
Pollinators: Bees

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iheartmrf On May 5, 2018 Miscellaneous Event
Located at Cooks Nursery for $69. In full bloom. Did not buy because the leaves looked a little diseased or insect damaged. Still looking.
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