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Aesculus glabra 'April Wine'

£38.00

(Ohio Buckeye) Aesculus glabra 'April Wine' is a rare branching large shrub or eventually very small tree with bronze-purple spring leaves turning green later in summer. 

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Aesculus glabra 'April Wine' is a rare branching large shrub or eventually very small tree with bronze-purple spring leaves turning green later in summer. Upright spikes of white flowers appear in late spring or early summer once established. Red and purple tints on the leaves as they fall in autumn. 

Best spring foliage colour will be seen if planted in a sunny position with some shelter from cold winds. 


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow until established then moderate.
  • Habit: Aesculus glabra 'April Wine'  grows to be a large rounded shrub or eventually very small tree.
    • Height: 4 - 5 m (13 - 16 ft)
    • Spread: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, Rare and Unusual, Flowering Season - Spring (March - May)

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