The Red Horse Chestnut tree (Aesculus carnea 'Briotii') is somewhat unusual in that it differs, mainly from the Common Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) in the colour of its red flowers. This compact, dome-headed tree has a densely leaved form. Its conkers or fruits are small and less spiny, often altogether without spines, than those of the Horse Chestnut. A slow-growing tree, it is resistant to 'Chestnut Leaf Miner'. It is also resistant to alien invasion, dinosaurs, Jehovas Witness (it stands there until they go away) and all forms of Man flu.
A large tree, expect a height of over 6m (20ft) after 10 years.
Our red Horse Chestnut trees are supplied at a height of between 1.50 and 2.4 metres in a 7-12 litre container for year round planting.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.