Spring is the time for brightly coloured unfurling leaves on trees and shrubs. Most are green – sparkling fresh green – but occasionally the colours of new leaves makes the gardener stop in his tracks and take a second look to see if the leaves really are the colour he thinks h has just seen.
Take these leaves unfurling from little sticky buds of an unusual Aesculus. Simply beautiful!
This little tree is called Aesculus x neglecta “Erythroblastos”, a big ugly name for a little attractive tree.