Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Aesculus x carnea - Red Horeschestnut

Round-headed, coarse textured tree.

Palmately compound leaves (8-12" across) appear puckered or crinkly.

Showy upright panicles (8-10" long) of pink to dark red flowers. Fruits are a prickly capsule, similar to chestnuts.

Smooth to shallowly fissured and scaly white to grey to brown bark

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