Rote Kastanie

Aesculus carnea pavia rot blühende Rosskastanie, leuchtend rosa blühender Zierbaum, grüne Blätter

Aesculus carnea

Synonyme:
Rote Rosskastanie
Aesculus_carnea (Wikipedia)

Red horse-chestnut
Aesculus carnea BotGartenMuenster PurpurKastanie 6685.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Sapindales
Family:Sapindaceae
Genus:Aesculus
Species:
A. × carnea
Binomial name
Aesculus× carnea

Aesculus × carnea, or red horse-chestnut, is a medium-sized tree, an artificial hybrid between A. pavia (red buckeye) and A. hippocastanum (horse-chestnut). Its origin uncertain, probably appearing in Germany before 1820. It is a popular tree in large gardens and parks.

A. × carnea's features are typically intermediate between the parent species, but it inherits the red flower color from A. pavia. Its showy flowers are borne in plumes on branch ends, blooming in spring and producing leathery fruit capsules in fall. It grows up to 40 feet (12 m) tall and 30 feet (9 m) wide, with a round head that casts dense shade when mature. Its leaves are dark green, palmately compound, and deciduous, each leaf divided into five large, toothed leaflets.

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