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.
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.
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.
Aesculus carnea 'Briottii' is a hybrid of the European Common Horse Chestnut and an American chestnut tree known as Red Buckeye, Aesculus pavia.