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Aesculus californica


Order: Sapindales
   Family: Hippocastanaceae
            Genus: Aesculus
                        Specie: Aesculus californica

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Panicles of creamy white flowers in summer

Uses: Shrub borders

Zones: 7-10

Description: As its common name suggests, this species is native to California where it is found on hillsides in the Sierra Nevadas and coastal ranges. It grows into a spreading shrub of about 15 ft (4.5 m). The grayish green leaves are smaller than those of most othe

Growth Habit: Rounded spreading habit

Comments: Will tolerate hot dry summers

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