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Red Horsechestnut

A ruby horsechestnut The leaves of ruby horsechestnut The fruit and leaves of a ruby horsechestnut
A ruby horsechestnut
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The leaves of ruby horsechestnut
G. Lumis
The fruit and leaves of a ruby horsechestnut
G. Lumis

Scientific Name: Aesculus X carnea

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7 
Height: 35 ft
Spread: 35 ft
Form: rounded 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: less than 12 inches 
Flowers: Red 

Comments
A small, rounded tree with red flowers in the spring. It may not be as susceptible to foliage problems as A. hippocastanum. The compound leaves are dark green, but their size gives the tree a coarse texture. 

Cultivars

'Briotti' (Ruby Horsechestnut) - A hybrid tree that bears clusters of bright red flowers and has heat resistant dark, green foliage. 

'Fort McNair' - Flowers pink with a yellow throat. 

'O'Neill's Red' - Red flowers. 

Text courtesy Michigan State University Extension