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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
dwarf buckeye bottlebrush buckeye
dwarf horse chestnut
Aesculus can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with showy flowers, palmately-lobed leaves and sometimes good autumn colour
A. parviflora is a large suckering deciduous shrub with palmate leaves which open bronze, then dark green, turning yellow in autumn. Erect panicles of white flowers with prominent stamens, are sometimes followed by smooth fruits
S United States
Toxicity Ingestion may cause severe discomfort
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 South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in well-drained soil
Propagate from suckers
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
A canker, Coral spot and a leaf spot may be a problem
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