This tree can be seen in the Aesculus collection along the Murray Walk.
Related to the familiar horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), A. x neglecta is one of approximately 15 species occurring in woodland of south-eastern Europe, the Himalaya, eastern Asia and North America. A. x neglecta is thought to be a hybrid of two south east American species, A. flava and A. sylvatica, and it has a conical habit reaching 10m in height. The foliage of this selection emerges neatly pleated and has a brilliant shrimp colouring, which earns it the common name sunrise horse chestnuts. It is at its most vibrant early in the morning when the low spring sun catches the leaves. As the leaves unfurl and mature the colour resorts to yellow, and then green. In summer tis species produces panicles to 15cm of yellow, or yellow flushed red flowers.