†Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' at Bute Park

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Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis'
early June 2016

Grid reference ST 17974 76726
Common name Plantieres chestnut
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2013
Tag 1694
Height 15M June 2016
Girth 247cm June 2016
Reference 452

†This tree has not been fully identified, it may be an Aesculus x carnea

This tree is to be found a few yards north of the castle close to the east bank of the feeder canal. It has an obvious graft at 1.45M.

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' bark

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' bark
early June 2016

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' leaf

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' leaves
early June 2016

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' flower

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' flower
early June 2016

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' fruit

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' flowers & fruit
early June 2016

General tree description for Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis'

Aesculus x carnea 'Plantierensis' is a cross of the Common horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum, and the Red horse chestnut, Aesculus x carnea (itself a cross of the Common horse chestnut and Red buckeye, Aesculus pavia). It is a large tree with a heavy crown. The leaves are dark green and five to seven-lobed. The flowers are large candles, up to 40cm tall, the same size as those of the A. hippocastanum, and a soft pink colour. This tree does not fruit.

General tree description for Aesculus x carnea

Aesculus x carnea is a cross of the Common horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum, and Red buckeye, Aesculus pavia. It is a medium sized tree, typically less than 20 metres tall. Like the Common horse chestnut it has palmate compound leaves, each with five to seven spreading ovate-oblong leaflets, but Aesculus x carnea's leaves are smaller, crumpled and a darker green. The flowers are dull red candles, 20 to 30cm tall. The fruits are brown, spherical husks with few or no spines, containing seeds, usually two shiny buckeyes.