Aesculus indica is a large, deciduous tree species from the Sapindaceae family. It forms a rounded habit with a spreading crown, generally growing to smaller and more elegantly than the Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum, with very attractive flower spikes and good leaf colour. It produces shiny leaves divided into oblong leaflets, coloured bronze upon emergence, developing to a mid-green shade with age. Commonly known as Indian Horse Chestnut or Himalayan Horse Chestnut. Flowers are broadly white in colour, with attractive yellow spots and pink flushing, appearing from mid0-summer. Lead onto non-spiny fruits, termed Chestnuts. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!