Red Horse Chestnut (Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii')

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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: 25-35ft
Plant Spread: 25-35ft
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Once established, it can be difficult to transplant because of its taproot.
Flowers: Showy
Other: In comparison to Aesculus x carnea, this cultivar is perhaps best noted for its darker red flowers and larger flower panicles.
Flower Color: Red
Other: Dark red, Rose red
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Shade Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: Nuts are poisonous.
Pollinators: Bees

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Location: Seattle, WADate: 2016-04-30
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Location: Seattle, WADate: 2016-04-30at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, a lovely park like an Arboretum
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Interesting plant by Junker1004 May 20, 2016 1:20 PM 280

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