Aesculus x carnea - Red horse-chestnut

No. of specimens: 1

Genus: Aesculus
Species: × carnea
Family: Hippocastanaceae
Origin: horticultural hybrid between A. hippocastanum and A. pavia
Common name: red horse-chestnut

Description: This is a deciduous tree with an ovoid crown, a height of 10 to 15 m, and a crown width of 4 to 8 m. It has smooth reddish-brown bark and its palmately compound leaves have five or seven leaflets, often twisted. A very dark green above and a light green below, the leaves measure 20 to 35 cm in length and each leaflet 8 to 15 cm. This tree blooms between April and May, about two weeks after A. hippocastanum, with fragrant red or pink flowers measuring about 2 cm which are grouped in erect panicles of about 15-20 cm. Its fruits are smooth or slightly prickly brownish-green capsules, measuring between 3.5 and 5 cm, which may contain two or three seeds but are often empty.

Some places to see it: Carrer Bellcaire

Scientific name: Aesculus x carnea PH tolerated: 6 - 8,5
Common name: Red horse-chestnut Wind resistance: Medium
Salinity resistance: Low Pollution resistance: Medium
Kind: Leafy Pruning season: Winter
Foliage: Deciduous Leaf's shape: Composed
Port: Ovoid Leaf size: Large
Height: 6 - 15 Leaf shape: Slap
Width: > 6 Leaf color: Dark green
Longevity: Long - 101 to 200 years Flower color: Pink
Drought tolerance: Medium Floration season: Spring
Water needs: High Fructification color: Brownish green
Low temperatures tolerance: High Fruiting season: Autumn
Ground's perfect texture: Sandy, loam, clay Bark color: Reddish brown
Ground kind: Acidic, neutral Trunk shape: Straight with crotch
Shade: No Season variability: No
Sun: Yes Apparent floration: Yes
Semishade: No Road surface affectation: No

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