Red Horse Chestnut, Large Trees

General Info Wildlife Value
Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas, Frost Pockets
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour Red/Crimson
Type Screening
Flowering May

Aesculus carnea Briottii (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock£74.94Out of Stock£69.96
8/10cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Sold out for the season £124.98Sold out for the season£104.40Sold out for the season£94.44
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OUT OF STOCK

£71.88

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Aesculus carnea Briottii: Bareroot Red Horse Chestnut Trees in Standard Sizes

The Red Horse Chestnut, Aesculus carnea Briottii, is a beautiful large tree (but smaller than a normal conker) and its flowers are red, pink and orange tutti-frutti coloured cones that contrast well with the handsome, dark green leaves.
It is a round headed tree that is ideal for avenue planting, reaching a height of about 15-20 metres.

Browse our selection of large trees, or our full range of trees.

Delivery season: Red Horse Chestnut trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Features:

  • Height: 15-20m
  • Soil: Any well drained
  • Use: Specimen, parkland, avenue
  • Colour: Red, pink and orange flowers in May
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Red Horse Chestnut Trees

They will grow in any well drained soil, but are not recommended for especially dry locations in the sense that they are quite drought tolerant as long as they are growing in fertile soils.

Did You Know?

Aesculus carnea Briottii is a hybrid of the European Common Horse Chestnut and an American chestnut known as Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia. To the best of our knowledge, it was bred in France in 1858.

They typically will not flower for up to about four or five years after planting, perhaps longer in less than ideal conditions, so do not be concerned about that.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)

    £19.80

    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)

    £75.00

    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.


Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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