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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
sweet buckeye common buckeye
Aesculus can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with showy flowers, palmately-lobed leaves and sometimes good autumn colour
A. flava is a large deciduous tree with spreading crown. Leaves divided into 5-7 leaflets, turning red or yellow in autumn. Flowers yellow, in erect racemes, followed by smooth, rounded fruit
Toxicity All parts are mildly poisonous by ingestion
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Only suitable for large gardens; makes a good specimen tree
Propagate by seed or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Horse chestnut scale may be a problem
Coral spot, leaf blotch and a canker may be a problem
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