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Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut)

The average plant height is 200 cm
The average plant height is 200 cm
The average plant height is 200 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:25.00 m
Spread:15.00 m
Flowering time:Spring
Garden uses:Avenues, Parks, Specimen
Garden styles:Alpine, Japanese
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Details

Commonly known as the Horse Chestnut, this is a deciduous tree grown for both its flowers and foliage. It produces large and showy, upright sprays of white flowers tinged with red in spring which are followed by brown nuts in summer. The foliage comprises large and lush, dark green leaves which develop yellow tones in autumn before falling. It will eventually reach 25 m tall and 15 m wide, performing best when planted in full sun on a well-drained site. It is tolerant of cool climates, frost, coastal conditions, and some wind, but not drought. This Horse Chestnut is commonly used as a shade tree or specimen in parks or large gardens. It is also suited to avenue planting or being incorporated into a mixed planting in a large garden.

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