Aesculus x carnea 'Ruby Red'
Native to: Balkan Peninsula and Central United StatesCrown: RoundedHeight: 40 feetWidth: 30 feetGrowth Rate: Moderate
Characteristics: The leaves on this tree are dark green and the flowers are red. It has moderate drought tolerance and casts dense shade.
Negative Features: Susceptible to Japanese beetles, mildew and rust. Older trees may need interior branches pruned. Surface roots can cause problems with sidewalks. Some consider the fruit messy.
Uses: Good for all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector and residential streets.
Comments: Ruby Red is an excellent shade tree for tough urban conditions. It has bright red flowers in the spring which are very attractive.