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Aesculus assamica - large bronze-tinted leaves in late spring
  • Aesculus assamica - large bronze-tinted leaves in late spring

Aesculus assamica

£65.00

(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.

Data sheet

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