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Care of the plant Aesculus californica or California buckeye.

Care of the plant Aesculus californica or California buckeye

The genus Aesculus, family Sapindaceae, includes 15 species of trees and shrubs native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere. Some species and hybrids are: Aesculus californica, Aesculus hippocastanum, Aesculus indica, Aesculus x carnea.

Common names: California buckeye or California horse-chestnut. This species is native to California.

They are deciduous trees or shrubs with a wide and rounded crown that reach 12 meters in height. The attractive webbed leaves are dark green; they can lose their leaves in summer if it is very hot. The showy, scented white or pink flowers appear in cylindrical panicles up to 20 cm in length. They bloom in late spring and early summer.

They are used as isolated specimens (arboreal size) and in bushy groups (bush size). They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

The Aesculus californica needs full sun exposure and a warm or temperate climate. It resists frosts down to -15 ºC.

The soil can be a normal, well-drained garden soil with coarse sand that contains organic matter. Planting is done in early spring.

Water moderately in summer waiting for the substrate to dry. The rest of the year water occasionally. They resist drought well.

Fertilize in autumn with compost or manure.

Prune lightly in late winter to keep it compact.

They can be attacked by mealybugs and fungi if there is excess moisture.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring and by grafting.

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Aesculus californica
Aesculus californica
Aesculus californica
Aesculus californica
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