Aesculus hippocastanum 'Laciniata'
(Cut-leaf Horse Chestnut) An unusual form of our native horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum 'Laciniata' has interesting, exceptionally deeply cut leaves.
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An unusual form of our native horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum 'Laciniata' has interesting, exceptionally deeply cut leaves. These leaves are dark green in spring and summer and can turn butter yellow in a good, crisp autumn. Upright panicles of attractive white flowers appear on the branches of established plants in late spring.
A very handsome tree with intriguing foliage!
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: May.
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Aesculus hippocastanum 'Laciniata' grows to be a large shrub or eventually a small branching tree.
- Height: up to 8 m (26 ft)
- Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
- Notes: This Aesculus can be coppiced every few years to produce a much smaller plant with a very distinctive foliage effect. Pruning it in this way can make it suitable for even the smallest of gardens!
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Light Shade
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small (4m - 8m), Tree - Medium (8m - 15m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Dry/Sandy
- Special Features
- Autumn Colour, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Rare and Unusual