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Fort McNair Red Horse Chestnut

Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'

Item 000575

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USDA Zone:
5-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

A beautiful specimen tree perfectly suited for use in smaller landscapes. The dense, rounded crown of disease resistant, dark green foliage turns a golden yellow in the fall. Showy, dense panicles of pink flowers with yellow throats are very attractive in the spring. Blooms are followed by insignificant seed capsules. Deciduous.

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Average Landscape Size
Slowly reaches 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Round
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Fall Color, Fruit Poisonous, Improved Disease Resistance
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Rustic
Design Ideas: This dense deciduous tree creates a handsome specimen lawn tree with a smaller, more rounded habit than the standard European horse chestnut. Its dark green palmate leaves offer a relatively bold texture that pairs well with plants that have finer foliage. A beautiful shade tree, best planted away from sidewalks or driveways where fallen leaves and nuts may fall.

Provide deep, well-drained soil; adaptable to a variety of soil types. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to remove dead or damaged branches in winter.

History

Not to be confused with the edible chesnuts from the species in the genus Castanea, the fruits of horse chestnuts (genus Aesculus) contain a toxin and should not be ingested.

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