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Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'

Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair' - Fort McNair Horsechestnut

Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair' - Fort McNair Horsechestnut

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

Zone:

4

Height:

10-12 m

Spread:

9-10 m

Colour:

Pink
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring
Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Oval
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'

Aesculus carnea 'Briotii'

Aesculus carnea 'Briotii'

Ruby-red Horsechestnut