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Aesculus wangii

Aesculus Wangii

Along the long gravel path on the south side of the Rock Garden

This is a type of Horse Chestnut which is native to China and Vietnam.

This tree is on the International Red List of Threatened Species and is considered extremely vulnerable in the wild as it's natural habitat declines due to encroaching agriculture and logging for timber.

It bears enormous clusters (to 45cm) of scented yellow purple-brown spotted flowers in spring, followed by large conkers up to 10cm across.

Although the Ness specimen is the British Champion (largest one in the country) it has not flowered yet.



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