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Cultural Details for Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii'

Common Name:
Ruby Red Horsechestnut

Growth Rate:
Medium

Average Mature Height:
35-45'

Average Mature Width:
20-35'

Flower Details:
Deep scarlet red flowers in upright 10" long panicles.

Fruit Details:
Prickly seed pods of parents are nearly ABSENT on this cultivar

Fall Color:
No appreciable fall color, Yellow-green.

Bark Details:
Dark gray-brown

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Leaf blotch (a fungal disease) a possibility.

Native Habitat:
Hybrid between A. pavia and A. hippocastanum. Selected from France, Zones 5-7

Other Features:
Attracts bees and hummingbirds.

Culture and Care:
Transplants balled-and-burlapped to full sun light shade. Prefers moist, acid, well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.

This plant was blooming:
5/17/2010 - 5/21/2010
5/20/2005 - 5/27/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
3350, 3370

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu