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Autumn Splendor Horse Chestnut

Aesculus x arnoldiana 'Autumn Splendor'

Pronunciation: es-KU-lus ar-nold-ee-AY-nuh
SKU #02889

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Description A beautiful, medium sized, cold hardy, specimen tree with a dense, rounded crown and glossy, emerald green foliage that provides brilliant maroon-red fall color. Fan-like leaves are comprised of multiple, lance-shaped, toothy leaflets that are resistant to summer leaf scorch. Showy panicles of yellow flower spikes adorn the branch tips in spring. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 20 to 25 ft. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Care 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.
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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