Aesculus flava ‘Vestita’ – (eastern North America)
(= A. octandra var. vestita)
Habit: Medium-size tree, 15-20 m tall; 8-15 m wide; broadly ovoid, asymmetrical; dense crown, slow-growing; 25-35 cm a year.
Flowers: Light greenish yellow; end of May to June, after leaves shoot.
Fruits: Round; capsule, pale olive green from end of July; poisonous.
Leaves: Palmate, light green in spring from end of April, later pale dark green; bright yellow to orange red in autumn; September.
Roots: Tap root, cordate roots, tolerates floods.
Demands: Sun to light shade, semi-shade still possible; warm to cool areas; avoids hot, dry areas; frost hardy, resistant to late frost; medium to extremely high humidity; sensitive to wind.
Soil: Fresh to damp; slightly acidic to moderately alkaline; sandy loam to loam, best when well drained and nutritious.
Hardiness: Zone 5b