Ruby Red Horsechestnut

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii'
Size: #15
35 feet high x 35 feet wide
Zone 4/5
Sun to Part Shade

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Not available for the Early Order Sale

New! Ruby Red Horsechestnut is a vastly underutilized shade tree in Wyoming. Early in its life it will be pyramidal but transforms itself in to a rounded, dense shade tree. In early summer it will develop a plethora of deep scarlet flowers in ten inch panicles at each branch tip that are quite attractive to us humans, bees and hummingbirds! This tree is not for the windswept prairie—it’s best used in the confines of our towns and cities. Be the first to grow this specimen tree in Wyoming!

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size.