Autumn Splendor Horse Chestnut
Aesculus x arnoldiana 'Autumn Splendor'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.
CHECK RETAILERS FOR AVAILABILITY:
- Stoughton Garden Center
1471 N. Hwy. 51 Stoughton WI 53589
- Klein's Floral & Greenhouses, Inc.
3758 E. Washington Ave. Madison WI 53704
- Bruce Co-Retail
2830 Parmenter St. Middleton WI 53562
- The Bruce Co. Of Wisconsin, Inc.
P.o. Box 620330 Middleton WI 53562-0330
|Botanical Pronunciation||es-KU-lus ar-nold-ee-AY-nuh|
|Lore||Not to be confused with the edible chestnuts from the species in the genus Castanea, the fruits of horse chestnuts (genus Aesculus) are ornamental and contain a toxin and should not be ingested.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Fruit Poisonous, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly; less once established, more in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis); Chokeberry (Aronia); Elderberry (Sambucus); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Gayfeather (Liatris)|
Provide deep, well-drained soil; adaptable to a variety of soil types. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate periodic drought. Fertilize in early spring. Prune to remove dead or damaged branches in winter.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8