Taller options available for most trees. Please use the contact us page stating species, height range and postcode for more info.
Red Horse Chestnut Tree Aesculus Briotii Options
125-150cm : Supplied in a 5 litre pot and is usually half standard or feathered (can be repruned to be a Half Standard)
150-180cm : Supplied in a 7-12 litre pot and is usually a Half Standard
180-240cm : Supplied in a 12-20 litre pot and is usually a Half Standard
Girth 8-10cm : Supplied in a 30L pot and will be a Standard form. Roughly 240-300 cm tall.
Girth 10-12cm :Supplied in a 30L pot and will be a Standard form. Roughly 300-360 cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm :Supplied in a 35-50L pot and will be a Standard form. Roughly 360-420 cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm :Supplied in a 50L pot and will be a Standard form. Roughly 420-480 cm tall.
Once a Red Horse Chestnut Aesculus Briotti gets over a certain age and height, Girth becomes the best way to measure maturity. This is a measurement taken around the trunk of the tree. For every increment, you are looking at around 12-18 months growing time and there is a noticeable difference in the size of the crown and root system as shown in the increasing pot sizes as they get older. The heights we have given are very approximate and are only an industry guideline for most trees. Even trees within the same batch can vary wildly and be outside of these measurements.
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.
It has received the Royal Horticultural Society AGM which we think stands for Absolutely Great Man or Award Of Garden Merit. The RHS also state that the tree may cause severe discomfort if ingested. They don't explain how but it could be that passing thorny conkers out your rear end would be problematic or that a Briotti bun maybe more fibre that you are used to.
Expect wildlife to come visiting your garden if you plant this tree. By that we mean birds, squirrells etc. If you notice seals and polar bears then we may have a problem with continental drift.
A large tree, expect a height of over 6m and 4m wide after 10 years but could go to grow considerably more based on local conditions. 12m x 8m is not unheard of. The Red Horse Chestnut is considered a slow growing tree which is great for those averse to pruning.
Our red Horse Chestnut trees are supplied in containers for year round planting.
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Planting Red Horse Chestnut Tree Aesculus Briotii
Plant in an exposed or sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. It will tolerate most soils from sand, chalk, loam and clay and hardy down to minus 20 degrees centigrade.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
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.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.