Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' at Sophia Gardens

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Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce'
early May 2015

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' 1

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce'
early June 2015

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' 2

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce'
mid July 2015

Grid reference ST 17451 76872
Common name Indian chestnut
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2015
Height 14.5M May 2015
Girth 224cm @ 1.7M May 2015
Reference  

This particular tree is one of a short line of trees of this kind. It is approximately 60M south of the roundabout by the Mochyn Du public house and is on the east side of the road which heads south from the roundabout.

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' bark

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' bark
May 2015

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' flower

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' flower
early May 2015

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' leaf

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' leaf
early June 2015

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Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' flower
early June 2015

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' fruit

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' fruit
mid September 2015

General tree description

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce' is a cultivar of the Indian horse chestnut, Aesculus indica, notable for its spectacular flowers. It is slow-growing but eventually becomes a large tree (20+ metres tall) with a rounded crown. Its bark is smooth pink-grey and becomes scaly with age. The leaves are a dark, olive green, palmate, with seven long slender leaflets each 30cm or more long. Upright white flowers marked with pink and yellow appear in mid summer, in huge candles up to 40cm long. These are followed by smooth-skinned fruits.