Ruby Horsechestnut

Basisdaten

ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) leaf
ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) leaf
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) leaf
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) leaf underside
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) flower
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) flower
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) flowers
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) fruit
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) fruits
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) buds
  • ruby horsechestnut (Aesculus carnea) trunk / bark
description: 

The red flowering buckeye is a bastard of the common horse chestnut. The chestnut red flowers and forms very few fruit.

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Tree profile

name botanical: 
Aesculus carnea
family: 
Soapberry family (Sapindaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
up to 20 m (66 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of Ruby Horse Chestnut are palmately compound with usually with 5 leaflets. The leaflets are 8 - 15 cm (3.2 – 5.9 in) long. The petiole is long. The leaf margin of the leaflets is toothed.

leaf shape: 
palmately compound
leaf margin: 
toothed
leaf position: 
opposite
fall foliage: 
yellow
flowering: 
May - June
blossom color: 
light red
blossom description: 

The inflorescences are upright piston-like (flower candle) The inflorescences up to 25 cm (9.8 in) high. The flower color is light red.

gender distribution: 
monoecious
fruit: 

The seeds are surrounded by a green fleshy capsule. Just a few fruits will be formed. The seed is brown and glossy.

branches: 

The branches are brown and bare. At the end of the branch are often two buds side by side. The buds protrude from the twig.

bark: 
The bark is dark green - gray and smooth.
root: 
Heart-rooting plant
location: 
Sun to half-shade
soil: 
sandy to loamy
ph value: 
slightly acidic to alkaline
usage: 

single tree or planting in groups, avenue tree, parks tree

Typical diseases for Ruby Horsechestnut

Typical fungi for Ruby Horsechestnut