Keele University Arboretum
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Red Horse Chestnut Aesculus x carnea
Origin: This is a fertile hybrid between the Horse Chestnut A. hippocastanum and the Red Buck-eye A. pavia. It is commonly planted in parks and garden.
Mitchell doesn't have a good word to say about it and describes it as "inherently dull". Indeed, compared to the familiar Horse Chestnut it is a poor tree. It does not form as shapely a tree and the leaves are smaller and darker. The flower spikes are not as big and the fruit is smooth, rather than spiny.
At Keele : We have several trees; one opposite the shops, compartment 45a, square M7; one to the side of the Library (illustrated), compartment 30e, square M9