Aesculus x carnea ‘Fort McNair’

Fort McNair Red Horse Chestnut

This is a dense, rounded tree with dark green leaves that emerge lighter green in spring. The foliage is not susceptible to leaf scorch. The palm-shaped leaves turn yellow in the fall. Showy spikes of dark pink flowers with yellow eyes emerge in spring. Prefers full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. It was selected at the fort with the same name in Washington, D.C.

  • Common Name: Fort McNair Red Horse Chestnut
  • Height: 40' tall
  • Spread: 40' wide
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Zone: 4 - 8