Aesculus x carnea Briotti, size Medium, on our nursery
Aesculus x carnea Briotti, size Medium, on our nursery
Deep pink flower produced by Aesculus x carnea Briotti
Mature Aesculus x carnea Briotti
Large leaves of Aesculus x carnea Briotti
Medium Red Horse Chestnut from this batch

Aesculus x carnea Briotti

Red Horse Chestnut

Estimated fully grown height 17-22m

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Product Details

Aesculus x carnea Briotii, also known as the Red Horse Chestnut, is a cross between Aesculus pavia (Red Buckeye) and Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) which produces a Horse Chestnut with a very red/pink flower.

The Red Horse Chestnut was introduced in the late 1850’s, it forms a rounded shaped crown and is often planted to complement the white candle like flowers of Aesculus hippocastanum as they tend to flower at the same time.  It received the Award of Garden Merit in 2002 from the RHS.

Aesculus x carnea Briotii has foliage which is characteristic of the Aesculus Genus, with each leaf containing a number of leaflets, it is however quite a dark green in colour.  The abundant, candle like rosy pink flowers appear in May, followed by small fruits that are less spiny than Common Horse Chestnut and are not reliably produced by this Chestnut.

The Red Horse Chestnut is a tough performer, will thrive in a range of soils types and conditions and is a welcome alternative to Aesculus hippocastanum as it is not so susceptible to pest infection.

Mature height: 17-22m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.