Native: central California
An Aesculus californica in Swanton Pacific Ranch is registered as a California Big Tree. It measures 46 feet high, with a trunk circumference of 176 inches and a crown spread of 60 feet.
- Drought tolerant
- Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
- Foliage: Deciduous, Palmately Compound, Gray Green or Light Green,
- Height: 10 - 25 feet.
- Width: 20 - 30 feet.
- Flowers: Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring
- Fruit: Prolific, Brown Capsule, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
- Bark: Light Gray, Smooth.
- Shading Capacity: Dense in Leaf, Low out of Leaf.
- Litter Issue: Flowers, Dry Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
- Zones: Sunset 3 - 10 and 14 – 24, USDA Hardiness 7 - 8.
- Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Pests & Disease Information
- Susceptible: Thrip, Phytophthora ramorum Sudden Oak Death and Powdery Mildew.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
- Branch Strength: Medium.
- Root Damage Potential: Low.
- Health Hazard: Allergy and Poisonous
- Attracts: Squirrels
SelecTree. "Aesculus californica Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 23, 2018.
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