Fort Mcnair Red Horse Chestnut
Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||es-KU-lus KAR-nee-uh|
|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||Slowly reaches 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Firewise, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Fall Color, Fruit Poisonous, Improved Disease Resistance, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis); Chokeberry (Aronia); Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium); Elderberry (Sambucus); Serviceberry (Amelanchier); 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. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to remove dead or damaged branches in winter.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9