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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
Indian horse chestnut
Aesculus can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with showy flowers, palmately-lobed leaves and sometimes good autumn colour
A. indica is a large deciduous tree with a spreading crown. Large glossy leaves divided into several oblong leaflets are bronze when opening. White flowers spotted yellow and flushed pink open in mid-summer. Fruits not spiny
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Only suitable for large gardens
Propagate by seed or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Can get horse chestnut scale and leaf-mining moths
A canker, Coral spot and a leaf spot may be a problem
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