Dwarf Chestnut Trees

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce'


An unusual and rare dwarf chestnut with emerging bronzy-red leaves and a glorious array of stunning pink and yellow flowers in April to May Hardy, this tree can be kept in a pot and likes sun or partial shade. A wonderful tree for an small garden giving great pleasure.

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Botanical name

Aesculus indica 'Sydney Pearce'

Approx height when sent

1.2 – 1.5 metres 11.5L pot

When to plant



Full Sun, Semi-shade

Soil Type

Well drained


A most unusual and rare dwarf Chestnut. It is easy to grow and can be kept in a pot. Grown as a standard with a compact spherical crown. The bronzy- green leaves come in spring from thick buds and are followed by beautiful pink and yellow flowers in April to May. They prefer good loamy and moist well-drained soil and a sunny or partial shady position in a sheltered spot for best results.

Common Name: Dwarf Chestnut
Latin Name: Aesculus indica ‘Sydney Pearce’
Soil: ph: slightly acidic to neutral & good drainage
Habit: Compact spherical crown
Position: Sun, partial shade, prefer a warm sheltered spot
Flowering period: April –early May, autumn colour
Fruiting: Round husks, are inedible but not poisonous.
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Special features: Good for bees,

Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales :

History: Dating back to the 18 century but very little is known about this tree but when I find some information I will give an update.


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