Tree to 20 m tall. Buds slightly sticky. New growth not woolly. Leaflets 8-15 cm long, usually 5, stalkless or with very short stalks. Flowers in clusters to 20 cm long; petals 5, pale red and fringed. Fruit globose, 3-4 cm wide and slightly prickly.
This is a tetraploid hybrid, A. hippocastanum × A. pavia, that will grow true from seed. Its origin is uncertain but it was first distributed about 1820, the parent tree believed to be from Germany.
VIC: Bendigo (near Post Office); Kyneton (Shire car park).
Source: (2002). Hippocastanaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.