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Aesculus carnea 'Briotii'

Red Flowering Horsechestnut
  • Plant Type:
  • Tree
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Large
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 40' x 30'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Rounded
  • Native To:
  • Europe, Hybrid
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Red
  • Bloom Time:
  • Summer
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Desert Conditions, Fall Color, Intermountain Conditions
  • Container Sizes:
  • #15, 24" Box
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 1-10, 12, 14-17
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 4

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A wonderful shade tree, this hybrid will keep to 40 feet high and 30 feet wide. Aesculus bears a rounded head and handsome large leaves. The dark green foliage is a striking contrast to the hundreds of 8-inch long spikes of rosy crimson blossoms that appear in the spring. Give full to part shade, average moisture and well-drained soil. This was discovered in Europe in the early 19th century and quickly became popular. The leaves are palmate and have 5 to 7 spreading leaflets that are 6-10 inches long with double-toothed edges. It was named to honor Pierre Louis Briot, a nurseryman at Versailles near Paris, France.