Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' at Victoria Park

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Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii'
late May 2016

Grid reference ST 15523 76958
Common name Red horse chestnut
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Height 14M July 2016
Girth 227cm @ 1.3M May 2016
Reference 451

This tree is the first on the east side of the Chestnut avenue leading north from the bandstand. Its girth measurement was taken immediately above the graft at 1.3M.

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' bark

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' bark
late May 2016

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' leaf

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' leaves
late May 2016

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' flower

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' flowers
late May 2016

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' fruit

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' developing fruit
late May 2016

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' fruit2

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' fruit
late July 2016

General tree description

Aesculus x carnea 'Briotii' is a variant of the Red horse chestnut, Aesculus x carnea, itself a cross of the Common horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) and Red buckeye (Aesculus pavia). It can reach 25 metres tall. The leaves are large (though smaller than the Common horse chestnut) and dark green with five to seven jaggedly-toothed leaflets. The flowers are bright red-pink upright candles, larger than those of Aesculus x carnea. They are followed by fruits - slightly prickly husks, each typically containing two or three nuts.