Red Horse-Chestnut (Aesculus x carnea)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 30-40ft
Plant Spread: 25-35ft
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Once established, it can be difficult to transplant because of its taproot. It features dark green palmate compound leaves with 5 (less frequently 7) spreading ovate-oblong leaflets (6-10 long). Leaflets have doubly-toothed margins. Fall color is somew
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Shade Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Toxicity: Other: Nuts are poisonous.
Pollinators: Bees

Red Horse Chestnut 001

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Opinions on Temple of Bloom Tree, for south MO, need small tree by Frillylily Oct 9, 2019 5:35 PM 2
What is this plant/flower? by ftknj Jun 12, 2019 7:51 AM 2
Ohio Buckeye tree nut formation (Aesculus glabra) by purpleinopp Oct 6, 2018 9:41 AM 4
Interesting plant by Junker1004 May 20, 2016 1:20 PM 280

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