“Aesculus carnea Briotii is an attractive medium sized tree will not grow as tall as its relation, the ‘conker’ tree. The summer flowers are a deep-pink, almost rose red and stand as upright panicles against the dark green corrugated foliage in May. The glossy foliage turns shades of yellow, orange and brown in autumn. The nuts produced are smaller than the typical ‘conker’ tree and rounder with a less spiky casing.
The Red Flowering Horse Chestnut tree will do well in most positions and is fully hardy with some drought tolerance. A height and spread of 6 x 4 meters can be expected in 20 years.”