|Aesculus sylvatica is a large shrub or small tree, 6 to 15 feet tall. New foliage emerges in early spring, sometimes has a purple or red tinge. Flowers are clustered on a 4- to 8-inch long panicle blooming in mid to late spring and range in color from yellow-green to yellow, pink, red, sometimes mixed on the same cluster. Prefers moist, humus rich soil, and partial shade. Good candidate for naturalizing. Found native in the moist woods of Georgia's peidmont, Virginia, Tennessee and Alabama.