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Aesculus Trees For Sale

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Growing horse-chestnut trees or planting Buckeye trees in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

From colourful horse-chestnut trees, to large and stately specimen trees, we have the right Buckeye tree for your space. Choose from a wide variety of Aesculus trees that have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Aesculus hippocastanum or plant Buckeye trees, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Aesculus hippocastanum questions

1. What is a horse chestnut tree?

A horse chestnut is a deciduous tree that is native to southeastern Europe. It is known for its large, glossy leaves, showy white flowers, and spiky brown fruit. They can grow 20-30 m tall and have a canopy spread of 12-20 m wide.

2. Where do horse chestnut trees grow best in New Zealand?

Horse chestnut trees prefer full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. They are hardy in New Zealand and can grow in all regions.

3. How do I plant a horse chestnut tree?

To plant a horse chestnut tree, choose a location in full sun to partial shade with moist and well-drained soil. Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball of the tree. Place the tree in the hole and backfill with soil and firm it in gently to remove any air pockets. Water the tree thoroughly and maintain watering until it is established.

4. How do I care for a horse chestnut tree?

Water your horse chestnut tree regularly, especially during the first year after planting. Fertilise the tree in spring with a balanced fertilizer and mulch around the base of the tree to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune the tree in winter to both shape and contain the tree if needed.

5. What are some common problems affecting horse chestnut trees in New Zealand?

Horse chestnut trees are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, including leaf miners, scale insect, and powdery mildew. To prevent these problems, inspect your tree regularly and treat any problems immediately. As the tree gets older, these issues become less and less.

6. Are horse chestnuts poisonous?

Yes, horse chestnuts are poisonous to humans and animals. The seeds, leaves, and bark of the tree contain a toxin called aesculin. If ingested, aesculin can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, it can lead to coma and death.

7. What should I do if I have a horse chestnut tree?

If you have a horse chestnut tree, it is important to be aware of its poisonous nature. Keep children and pets away from the tree and do not eat any of the seeds, leaves, or bark. If you are concerned about the tree's toxicity, you can contact a local arborist to have it removed.

8. What are some uses for horse chestnuts?

Horse chestnuts have a variety of uses:

9. Can you buy horse chestnut trees?

Yes, you buy several different options from Our trees have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate.

Here are a few tips for growing Horse Chestnut Trees:

With proper care, your horse chestnut tree will thrive.

10. What is the common name for the aesculus plant?

The common name for the Aesculus plant is horse chestnut. However, it is also sometimes called buckeye, especially in North America. They are native to southeastern Europe, but they have been introduced to many other parts of the world, including New Zealand. They are popular ornamental trees due to their beautiful leaves, flowers, and fruit.

It is important to note that horse chestnuts are poisonous to humans and animals. The seeds, leaves, and bark of the tree contain a toxin called aesculin. If ingested, aesculin can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain. In severe cases, it can lead to coma and death.

11. Is horse chestnut a good tree?

Whether or not a horse chestnut tree is a good tree depends on your individual needs and preferences.



Overall, horse chestnut trees are good trees for many people. However, it is important to be aware of their potential drawbacks before planting one.

12. Do horse chestnuts grow fast?

Horse chestnut trees grow relatively fast. They can grow up to 65 cm per year in the early years, and they can eventually reach heights of 20-30 metres. However, their growth rate will slow down as they mature.

Here are some factors that can affect the growth rate of a horse chestnut tree:

13. What is the common name for Aesculus?

The common name for Aesculus is horse chestnut. It is a genus of about 13-19 species of flowering trees and shrubs in the Sapindaceae family which are native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Horse chestnuts are large deciduous trees with showy panicles of white or pink flowers in spring, followed by large, spiny fruits containing one or two seeds.

14. Can you buy Horse Chestnut trees?

You can buy Horse Chestnut trees any time from The Plant Company! The ideal time for planting is anytime between autumn and spring so the tree can establish before the heat of summer.

15. What is the local name for Aesculus indica?

Aesculus indica, commonly known as the Indian horse-chestnut or Himalayan horse chestnut, is native to the northwestern Himalayas. It has been introduced to many other parts of the world, including New Zealand, Australia, and North America. As a result, it has a variety of local names.

Here are some of the local names for Aesculus indica:

In addition to these local names, Aesculus indica is also sometimes called the "red horse-chestnut" or the "pink horse-chestnut". This is because the flowers of Aesculus indica are typically pink or red.

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