Horse Chestnut Tree (Aesculus)七葉樹
Their flowers are quite striking in late spring!
Native to North America and some hybrids. Beautiful large to medium shade tree for garden. Flower in late spring and follow with inedible nuts in fall. Nuts contains toxic saponins and will irritate the skin. But squirrels and deers consume them as food.
Red Horse Chestnut Tree (Aesculus x carnea) is a hybrid between A. hippocastanum and A. pavia. It is more attractive than common kind so it is popular now. Fast growing tree, best growing in full sun location. Mature to 35′ in height and 25′ in width. USDA Zone: 3. Very hardy and cold tolerant.