5 Red Horsechesnut

Red Horsechestnut, (Aesculus Carnea 'Briotii')

This tree is a hybrid created by crossing horse chestnut with red buckeye. It is a small tree with a height of 25 feet and a spread of 20 feet. Stunning red flowers on an upright stalk are produced in the spring, which makes this tree a unique addition to the Colorado landscape. This tree also has unique large palmate-shaped leaves with five to seven leaflets. The tree appears to be tolerant of most Colorado soils. Because the leaves can scorch late in the growing season in dry unprotected areas, it is best to plant it where there is filtered shade with some protection from the wind.