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Other common names
Red horse chestnut 'Briotii'
Aesculus can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with showy flowers, palmately-lobed leaves and sometimes good autumn colour
Sapindaceae / Sapindaceae
'Briotii' is a medium-sized deciduous tree with a compact rounded crown. Leaves with 5-7 dark green leaflets. Flowers bright rosy-pink, in erect panicles to 20cm in length. Fruit with few spines
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Only suitable for large gardens
Propagate by seed or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 1
Can get horse chestnut scale and leaf-mining moths
A canker, Coral spot and a leaf spot may be a problem
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