Plants in the genus Aesculus are noted for their large, palmate leaves and showy white or reddish flowers. Large upright panicles of flowers with prominent stamens are borne in late spring to early summer, followed by smooth-skinned fruit with one to two seeds.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsOpposite, palmate dark green leaves turn yellow or red in autumn.
CareGrow in fertile soil in sun to part shade. Needs minimal pruning.
PropagationGraft in late winter or bud in summer. Propagate from suckers where applicable.
ProblemsProne to canker, leaf blotch, scale, and Japanese beetles. Anthracnose, rust, and powdery mildew can occur.