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botanical name:
Aesculus californica
Aesculus californica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  California buckeye
synonyms:  Aesculus splendens
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 12.00m
width: 10.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: brown & green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Broadly conical shrub or small tree. Opposite, deep green, palmate, typical horse chestnut type leaves. Erect panicles of white or pale pink flowers in early summer. followed in autumn by pear-shaped, smooth-skinned fruits containing 1 or 2 large orange-brown seeds.


cultivation:
Unfussy and thrives in most reasonable soils but best in moist, well drained, deep, fertile soil, in full sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed.

other notes:
RHS AGM

pronounced: EES-kuh-lus kal-ih-FOR-nik-uh

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