Aesculus indica 'Sidney Pearce'
(Indian Chestnut) 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.
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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!
- 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 arboretum surrounding our nursery. It is 12 years old, has reached a height of 3 - 4 m, a spread of 3 m.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Summer (June - August)