Aesculus wilsonii – Chinese Horse Chestnut
Aesculus wilsonii is a very rare species of Horse Chestnut native to China, and has handsome large leaves which emerge bronze-red in colour and gradually darkens through shades to green later in summer. Established trees have attractive white flowers with yellow turning red centers in tall upright spikes in early summer.
Aesculus wilsonii was introduced by E.H. Wilson from Sichuan and Hupeh, China, in 1908. It was first considered to be A. chinensis, to which it is very closely allied.