Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Trees

Red Horse-chestnut
Aesculus x carnea

Family: Hippocastanaceae

Flowering May - June. Deciduous. Introduced.

Hybrid between Horse-chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum and Red Buckeye, A. pavia. Deep pinkish-red flowers followed by smaller, less spiny fruit. Leaves with 5-7 leaflets, often crinkly in appearance. Height 18-25m, frequently smaller.

Planted in parks and gardens as shade and ornamental tree.

Similar: Aesculus x carnea 'Briotti' is a garden cultivar with glossier leaves and brighter red flowers.

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