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Aesculus pavia 'Atrosanguinea'

red buckeye 'Atrosanguinea'

'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

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Bronze Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Green Brown
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Sapindaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Potentially harmful
Ingestion may cause severe discomfort. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

Aesculus can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with showy flowers, palmately-lobed leaves and sometimes good autumn colour

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Needs a deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or grafting

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Architectural
  • Low Maintenance
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

Diseases

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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