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Aesculus x carnea 'Briotti'

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

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over 40 ft. (12 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

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
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


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:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive braun06 On May 11, 2005, braun06 from Peoria Heights, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant has proven quite tough even as it was in constantly wet soil for a couple months followed by completely dry soil for a couple months after its planting. Here in central Illinois it tends to flower starting in late April through mid to late May. I would expect a good three to four weeks of flowers from this tree depending upon the weather. We had a light freeze in late April and it didnt affect the flowers or foliage a bit. Come summer there is a bit of leaf browning from disease but it doesnt become a significantly noticable problem. Briotti provides a truly rare flower color for a tree growing in a temperate climate, and makes an excellent shade tree when its gotten to a more mature size. A foot of growth is considered good for one year. *UPDATE 4-5-07* We are experiencing lows around 20 for nearly a week, after nearly a month of lows above 45 degrees. We didnt experience any frost this week but the really cold temperatures did completely wilt and shrivel the new growth of the past month, including the flowers. It does somehow appear that maybe 6 out of 20 flowers somehow survived the extreme temperatures.


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

San Leandro, California
Fort Collins, Colorado
Ellijay, Georgia
Hanna City, Illinois
Clermont, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Bishopville, Maryland
Cincinnati, Ohio
Manquin, Virginia
Cambridge, Wisconsin

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