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Aesculus 'Homestead'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ES-kew-lus BI howm·sted
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Introduced in 1990 by North Dakota State University. Leaf highly resists scorching and powdery mildew. Fall color deep red wtih a hint of burn orange. This plant likes moist, well-drained soil but dislikes dry soil. Its texture is medium to coarse with a form that is rounded to broad rounded, having low branches.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#partial shade#orange#orange leaves#red flowers#yellow flowers#tree#yellow leaves#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#red#sun#deciduous#yellow#full sun#partial shade#orange#orange leaves#red flowers#yellow flowers#tree#yellow leaves#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Aesculus
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Description:
    Panicle of yellowish red flowers
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Orange
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, compound leaves; yellow to orange fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Severe vomiting and diarrhea, depression or excitement, dilated pupils, coma, convulsions, wobbly
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Aesculin (a glycosidic saponin), other saponins
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Leaves