Plants, Weird and unusual, Common and underutilized,
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Aesculus indica - Indian Horse chestnut
syn.splendens. Large conical deciduous shrub or small tree with long, lance-shaped, chestnut-like palmate, glossy, mid-green leaves. Open, upright panicles of dark crimson-red flowers during early summer, followed by smooth-skinned fruit. Any reasonable soil in sun or part shade. 5.0x3.0mtrs.