Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'
More About Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'
- Upright oval, rounded, growth habit
- Large buds are dark brown and quite sticky in early spring
- Green compound leaves emerge in the spring, each with seven spreading oblong leaflets
- Long dense clusters of single pink flowers with yellow throats
- A smaller growing aesculus compared to other cultivars
- Bloom Time: Late March to early April
Fort McNair Horsechestnut Growing and Maintenance Tips
The prickly seed pods on Aesculus hippocastanum (which can be messy), are nearly absent on this cultivar, making it better suited for urban street tree plantings. This cultivar has shiny, dark green foliage that doesn’t scorch in late summer.
Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils