Monday, 20 March 2017

Aesculus californica

Aesculus californicus
Sorry -  no pictures of the flowers yet as mine are not old enough.
This is a very large spreading shrub (or low spreading tree) and needs a lot of space - the flowers are fragrant, creamy or rosy white and held in solid ‘candles’. The foliage is neat and attractive and the bark is chalky white (especially good in winter after the leaves fall). Given an open sunny well-drained site this will be one of the most magnificent woody plants we can grow. Hardly ever offered and I have no idea why it isn't better known.

Young plants grown from conkers collected in California. Not flowered yet but will be fast growing once established.
5l pots ~ £21

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