Red Horse Chestnut | Aesculus carnea Briotti | Bareroot Standard Trees
Delivery & Guarantee
Red Horse Chestnut Trees - Large Standards - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
The Red Horse Chestnut tree, Aesculus carnea Briottii, is smaller than the wild variety and its flowers are red, pink and orange. Red Horse Chestnut trees can reach a height of about 20 metres. Standard trees are the largest size that we deliver; you can also buy younger Red Horse Chestnut saplings here. Browse all of our other varieties of Chestnut trees.
How Standard Trees are Measured: All the plants in the ornamental trees section are graded as standards, which means that they are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level (basically, their trunk's waist measurement). They aren't measured by their height, which will vary. So, a 6/8 standard has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8 centimetres and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10 centimetres around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height. Standard trees are 2 - 3.5 metres tall (on average) when they arrive; they are the most mature trees that you can buy from us. We cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.
General description of Red Horse Chestnut trees: This is a beautiful large tree, with pink and orange tutti-frutti coloured cones of flowers that contrast well with the handsome, dark green leaves. It is a round headed tree that is ideal for avenue planting.
History & uses of Aesculus carnea Briottii: Aesculus carnea 'Briottii' is a hybrid of the European Common Horse Chestnut and an American chestnut tree known as Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order. Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest. You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.