Fort McNair Horsechestnut

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Quick Overview

Fort McNair Horsechestnut is an attractive, medium-sized, round, shade tree. In spring it will show off its large cluster of beautiful pink blooms, followed by golden leaves in the fall. The Fort McNair Horsechest is loved by hummingbirds.

Details

Quick Overview

Why it rocks:

Fort McNair Horsechestnut is an attractive, medium-sized, round, shade tree. In spring it will show off its large cluster of beautiful pink blooms, followed by golden leaves in the fall. The Fort McNair Horsechest is loved by hummingbirds. Unlike most other flowering trees, Fort McNair Horsechestnut will bloom after its leaves have fully covered the tree, in the late Spring. Its green leaves make the pink flowers really pop. 

Where to put it: 

Fort McNair Horsechestnut's bright show-stopper qualities make this a great tree for shade as well as beauty. We recommend that it be planted at least 10 ft away from buildings. Fort McNair would be great in a backyard for shade and charm near a patio, as well as the front yard to accent the home. Fort McNair Horsecchestnut will stand out planted within flower beds or even standing brilliantly by itself. Planted outside a window will bring hours of watching hummingbirds come. 

What it needs:

Fort McNair Horsechestnut prefers full sun, so it can show off its beautiful pink flowers in the late spring. This is a very tolerant and adaptable tree. Be sure to stick to our recommended tree care instructions for the first few growing seasons until the tree's roots are well-established.

Specs

Specs
Botanical Name Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'
Hardiness Zone 4
Tree Type Shade
Size Range Medium Tree (25-40 feet)
Mature Height 45'
Mature Spread 30'
Shape Densely Round
Foliage Color Dark Green
Fall Color Yellow/Gold
Flower Color Pink
Decorative Fruit Yes
Landscape Uses Shade, Ornamental/Flowering
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Tolerance Very Adaptable
Standout Feature Beautiful Pink Spring Blooms, Attracts Hummingbirds, Disease Resistant,