palmatifid, 3/5 leaflets, linear dissected, dark green, 10 - 15 cm
white, in erect panicles, May/June
small park and gardens
probably France, before 1864
A. hippocastanum ‘Digitata’
A hybrid between A. hippocastanum and an unknown species. 'Digitata' is a nice, small tree that grows slowly. The leaflets of the palmatifid leaf are short and narrow and have winged leaf stalks. There are often reduced to three and are deeply linearly dissected. The leaf margin is sharply serrated. The flowers are similar to those of
A. hippocastanum, but the petals are not curved, as is the case with A. hippocastanum. The fruits don't appear very often. They have no spines and drop early. The tree is susceptible to deicing-salt (for icy roads).