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Aesculus x carnea 'O'Neill's Red'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aesculus (ES-kew-lus) (Info)
Species: x carnea
Cultivar: O'Neill's Red

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Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
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
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All 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
Flowers are good for cutting
Provides winter interest

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Katlian On Jun 4, 2010, Katlian from Carson City, NV (Zone 6b) wrote:

There are two of these trees in my neighborhood. They are very attractive and bloom right after the lilacs are done. They seem to hold up to our high desert climate quite well without much maintenance.

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

Aesculus carnea 'O'Neill Red' RED-FLWD HORSECHESTNUT Dec (z4)
Striking 10-12"! "candles" of red decorate this handsome rounded 40-70' tree in e. sumr;its lush glossy green foliage (far more disease resistant than A.hippocastanum) makes an eye-catching picture during summer.S/Med

Regional...

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

Carson City, Nevada
Lexington, Virginia
Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin



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