|Red Horse chestnut
(Aesculus x carnea). The red or pink horse chestnut is a hybrid between the common species and the red buckeye, a crimson flowering tree from the
southern Unites States. It has a rounded to wide rounded canopy that reaches 10m wide at maturity but it rarely grows above 20m high.|
The leaves are slightly glossy and crumpled. There are usually 5 leaflets but there can be 6 or 7. The leaflets are jaggedly toothed or serrated.
|The flower spike is 12-20cm tall with the indivicual flowers much smaller. The nuts look a bit like a regular chestnut and are surrounded by a thick hull. The conker nut matures in late summer to early autumn.|