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Aesculus indica 'Sidney Pearce'
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Aesculus indica 'Sidney Pearce'
Aesculus indica 'Sidney Pearce'
Aesculus indica 'Sidney Pearce'
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Price: £32.00 Quantity :

Description

Particularly desirable flowering selection of Aesculus indica which was first selected by Sidney Pearce, the Assistant Curator at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in 1935. Masses of very upright panicles of long, white, suffused-pink flowers with yellow markings in midsummer.

Aesculus indica 'Sidney Pearce' is an unusual tree, generally slow to grow initially and not for instant gratification but majestic once established!

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 20 - 30 cm tall) - very limited availability this year


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow initially, moderate once established.
  • Habit: Aesculus indica 'Sidney Pearce'  is eventually a large tree with a rounded crown.
    • Height: 20 m (65 ft)
    • Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
  • Notes: We have a specimen of Aesculus indica 'Sidney Pearce', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery. It is 12 years old, has reached a height of 3 - 4 m, a spread of 3 m and is shown in the photos below.

 


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