A ruby horsechestnut
The leaves of ruby horsechestnut
The fruit and leaves of a ruby horsechestnut
Scientific Name: Aesculus X carnea
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7
Height: 35 ft
Spread: 35 ft
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: less than 12 inches
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.
'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