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Aesculus x hybrida

Aesculus x hybrida (Chesnut, Buckeye)

is a tall fully hardy perennial deciduous tree with orange flowers in early Summer. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a panicle inflorescence.
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It looks best in Summer.

Soil

Aesculus x hybrida grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam, sandy loam, silt loam and silty clay loam soils.

Growth

This is a columnar tree has an ultimate height of 20m / 65.6ft and spread of 10m / 32.8ft. It can take 81-90 years to reach its ultimate height.

Leaves

The leaves are green in Spring and Summer and green and brown in Autumn. They are oblanceolate in shape.

Uses

Forestry/timber, low maintenance, specimen/accent plant and sports field.

Progagation

Propagation techniques include bare root, cuttings and seed.

-28°C / -18.4F 5 to 7 81-90 years 20m / 65.6ft 10m / 32.8ft
Synonyms (other names) [Edit]
  • Aesculus octandra var. virginica
Common names
Chesnut (Ireland), Buckeye (Ireland)
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