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PlantFiles: Red Horsechestnut, Red Horse Chestnut, Bottlebrush Buckeye
Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aesculus (ES-kew-lus) (Info)
Species: x carnea
Cultivar: Fort McNair

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Category:
Trees

Height:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Peoria2 On Apr 1, 2012, Peoria2 from East Peoria, IL wrote:

We love the flowers on this tree, but for the past two years the leaves have developed yellowing patches known as chestnut leaf blotch -- evidently a fungus. Not pretty. This is its third year in our yard.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Aesculus carnea 'Fort McNair' RED-FLWD HORSECHESTNUT Dec (z4)
Showy drk-pink lt.spring "candles" rise 6-8"above the handsome deep-grn disease-resistant foliage of this elegant 40-50'high by 30'wide tree; selected at Ft. McNair in Wash.D.C. for its lvs. that don't scorch. S/M

Positive TheBluePoppy On Jul 9, 2005, TheBluePoppy from Lowell, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

I'm giving this plant a positive review because it is so beautiful. My tree is only about 2 or 3 years old so it is still quite small. However, the one bloom I got this year was spectacular and I can't imagine how beautiful the tree will look in a few years when it is full of these blooms!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Bishopville, Maryland
Lowell, Massachusetts
Rochester, Michigan
Belmont, North Carolina
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
Cambridge, Wisconsin



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