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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
red buckeye 'Atrosanguinea'
Aesculus can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with showy flowers, palmately-lobed leaves and sometimes good autumn colour
'Atrosanguinea' forms a small, upright tree with glossy green, palmate leaves, pinky-bronze when young. Upright, rather sparse panicles of deep red flowers appear in early summer followed by pale brown, smooth-skinned fruit
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 West-facing or South-facing or North-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilClay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Needs a deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade
Propagate by seed or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden Architectural
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests May suffer from horse chestnut scale insects; they have an intermediate level of susceptibility to horse chestnut leaf-mining moth
May suffer from horse chestnut leaf blotch; all species are thought to be susceptible to horse chestnut bleeding canker, but the level of susceptibility for this species is not yet known
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