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(Assam Buckeye) Aesculus assamica is a very unusual small tree in the UK with large, compound leaves bronze-tinted when young, gradually turning darker green in summer.
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Aesculus assamica is a very unusual small tree in the UK with large, compound leaves bronze-red tinted when young, gradually turning darker green in summer. Spikes of white flowers (with a hint of yellow) appear n the branches in early summer once established (in a favourable position).
Suited for a position in full sun in a warm, sheltered garden. Not suitable for cold, exposed areas. Most suited for experienced gardeners.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Any well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Best in warm areas, may require protection in winter & protect the young leaves from late frost.
- Flowering Period: May-June.
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Aesculus assamica grows to be a small to medium sized tree.
- Height: 8 - 12 m (26 - 40 ft)
- Spread: 5 - 6 m (16 - 20 ft)
- Notes: Please be aware that Aesculus assamica can be a fickle and difficult plant in the winter, if caught by frost or if planted in a poor position. As such, it is not covered by our guarantee.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Tree - Small, Tree - Medium
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Flowering in Summer, Fruit - Ornamental, Rare and Unusual, Foliage - Purple/Red