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Fort Mcnair Red Horse Chestnut

Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'

Pronunciation: es-KU-lus KAR-nee-uh
SKU #00057
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A beautiful specimen tree perfectly suited for use in smaller landscapes. The dense, rounded crown of disease resistant, dark green foliage turns a golden yellow in the fall. Showy, dense panicles of pink flowers with yellow throats are very attractive in the spring. Blooms are followed by insignificant seed capsules. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slowly reaches 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Design Ideas This dense deciduous tree creates a handsome specimen lawn tree with a smaller, more rounded habit than the standard European horse chestnut. Its dark green palmate leaves offer a relatively bold texture that pairs well with plants that have finer foliage. A beautiful shade tree, best planted away from sidewalks or driveways where fallen leaves and nuts may fall.
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis); Chokeberry (Aronia); Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Elderberry (Sambucus); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); Gayfeather (Liatris)
CARE
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. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to remove dead or damaged branches in winter.
HISTORY
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.

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