Scientific Name: Aesculus carnea
Nativity: Hybridized in Germany
Also called the red horsechestnut, this species is a hybrid of the common horsechestnut and the red buckeye. An ingredient in Bach flower remedies, it is marketing for decreasing worry and fear. Contrarily, the nuts of the pink flowering horsechestnut are probably toxic to human because they contain saponins. Nuts can be soaked in hot water to leach out the saponins, creating a good soap substitute. The nuts are also hazardous in other ways. Often called conkers, the nuts have a very thick, heavy hull that can cause serious damage if thrown.
DBH: 18.3 inches