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Aesculus x neglecta 'Erythroblastos' (Painted Buckeye)

Painted Buckeye, Sunrise Horse Chestnut, Caroline Horse Chestnut


Noted for its spectacular spring foliage, award-winning Aesculus x neglecta 'Erythroblastos' (Painted Buckeye) is a small deciduous tree of rounded habit with a dense canopy of leaves adorned with 5 leaflets. Emerging warm creamy-pink, sometimes with a tinge of orange, in spring, the leaves turn creamy-green, and eventually dark green as the season progresses. In the fall, they change to brilliant shades of orange and yellow before shedding to the ground. In late spring, pale yellow flowers are borne in erect panicles. They are rarely followed by fruits. A beautiful landscape tree.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 40-50 ft. tall and wide (12-15 m).
  • Thrives in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils.
  • Keep an eye out for canker, coral spot, leaf spot and horse chestnut scale.
  • Propagate by grafting
  • All parts are mildly poisonous by ingestion.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Aesculus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 40' – 50' (12m – 15m)
Spread 40' – 50' (12m – 15m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Aesculus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 40' – 50' (12m – 15m)
Spread 40' – 50' (12m – 15m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow

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