Plants: Aesculus pavia 'Koehnei' - dwarf red buckeye

Posted by 22.09. 2016 14:18:10 (7371 readers)

If you like big trees for their leaves but own only a small plot have a look at this dwarf red buckeye. Koehnei is a fantastic variety with attractive both foliage and flowers, and moreover, slow growth.

Aesculus pavia 'Koehnei' - dwarf red buckeye

The flowers are upright, conical panicles composed of orange-pink, tubular flowers and come out at the end of May. Typically chestnut leaves are deciduous, 5-7 palmate, with oblong to lance-shaped leaflets, bronze when they emerge, turning mid green in summer and yellow in autumn. Older plants make small, brown nuts hidden in smooth-skinned pods.

Very slow growth is perfect for even the smallest of gardens. It is usually sold as mini- or half-standard which forms a dense, rounded crown. Buckeye is not picky about soil type. Grow it in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Hardy to -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Size/type: medium-sized shrub
Usual height: 1-2m
Usual width: 1-2m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: green
Flowers: showy
Colour of flowers: orange, salmon pink
Blooming time: may - june
Location: full to partial sun
Usda zone (lowest): 5 (down to -29°c)
Belongs to categories: deciduous broadleaf
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