Red Horse-chestnut - Aesculus carnea

    Alt Name
    Red Horse Chestnut
    Description

    A fertile hybrid it is a smaller tree than the White Horse-chestnut, with darker green leaves, some shoots lacking terminal buds. Smaller short stalked leaflets are broadest at the middle. Flowers with 4 equal plain pink or dull red petals in erect panicle. Stamens just longer than the petals. Smaller russet husked fruits with few or no spines

    Habitat

    Mature trees, sometimes found in church yards and similar locations, and are probably the result of unrecorded planting.

    When to see it

    Flowering - May.

    Life History

    Deciduous.

    UK Status

    Occasional records, mostly from England south of the Wash.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was not included.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map