88 Ruby Red Horsechestnut

Fairly young, late summer canopy of Ruby Red Horsechesnut.Facts About Ruby Red Horsechestnut

Aesculus x carnea 'Ruby Red'

Native to: Balkan Peninsula and Central United States
Crown: Rounded
Height: 40 feet
Width: 30 feet
Growth 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.

Engraved stone sign for Ruby Red Horsechestnut, Aesculus x carnea 'Ruby Red.'
Graphic of a golden, frowning sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 6 ft.