Aesculus x carnea Briotii the Red Horse Chestnut
One of the great flowering trees, Aesculus x carnea Briotii is commonly called the red horse chestnut.
Large red flower from spring to summer along with large deep green textured foliage.
This is a deciduous tree, that has a good natural growth habit and tolerated a range of climates from cool to warm temperate.
Being slower growing, and naturally more compact in growth habit than the common Horse Chestnut, it makes an ideal shade tree.
Flowering from a young age, it could be used as a feature tree in the garden or as a shade tree in parks.
This is a tree that is well suited to cool to temperate areas of Australia and is perhaps underused in parks and gardens. Attractive flowers are the main attraction.
Planted in a sunny to part shaded position in good soil this is a long lived tree that will require very little care or attention once established.
Excellent as a shade tree.
- Botanical Name – Aesculus x carnea Briotii
- Common Name – Red Horse Chestnut
- Position – Full sun
- Soil – Moist fertile soils are best, although tolerant of drier conditions once established.
- Height – To around 10 metres.
- Crown – To around 8 – 10 metres.
- Water requirements – Medium, however reasonably drought tolerant once established.
- Flowers – Large Deep pink to red from spring to early summer.
Aesculus x carnea Briotii is available for sale from the following wholesale growers.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.