Not having the stature of the ‘Conker Tree’, Aesculus hippocastanum, but with its multibranched habit and late flowering spikes Aesculus parviflora is of merit.
Introduced in 1785 from E.N. America where it suckers through the undergrowth. In the garden here it produces a mass of growth from the base and this slowly reaches 5 – 6 metres in height.
The terminal panicles are showy with stamens protruding beyond the white reflexed petals. Look very closely and the ivory white style is also present. Unfortunately our climate is not favourable enough for seed production.
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