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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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Common names
  • Red Horse-Chestnut
  • Bottlebrush Buckeye

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Location: St Louis - Missouri Botanical Garden
Date: 2023-05-08
Location: St Louis - Missouri Botanical Garden
Date: 2023-05-08
Location: St Louis
Date: 2012-04-14
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2021-05-29
Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair' - Dark green glossy foliage and p
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-04-18
Red Horse-Chestnut - Fort McNair 005
Uploaded by ARUBA1334
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-28
Aesculus x camea 'Fort McNair' Red Horsechestnut PLTD 2005 Hidden
Uploaded by ARUBA1334
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-10-28
Aesculus x camea 'Fort McNair' Red Horsechestnut PLTD 2005 Hidden
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2021-05-29
Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair' - This 15+ year old specimen has
Location: St Louis
Date: 2012-04-14
Location: St Louis
Date: 2012-04-14
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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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