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Horsechestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

Horsechestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum
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Beautiful, 5"-12" oblong clusters of white flowers with a yellow and red tint at their base characterize this large flowering tree perfect for large areas. Leaves are light green as they unfold, emerging dark green at maturity. Upright-oval rounded form with lower branches hanging down. Bark exfoliates on older specimens exposing orange bark underneath. Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates many soil types. Full sun or partial shade. Grows 50'-75' high, with a 40'-70' spread.

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Zones 4 - 7 Zones 4 - 7
Hardiness Zones 4 - 7
The Horsechestnut can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Ornamental Tree Ornamental Tree
Type of tree
Ornamental Trees, Shade Trees
50' - 75' High 50' - 75' High
Mature Height
The Horsechestnut grows to be 50' - 75' feet in height.
40' - 70' Spread 40' - 70' Spread
Mature Spread
The Horsechestnut has a spread of about 40' - 70' at full maturity.
Medium Growth Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This Horsechestnut does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Horsechestnut grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, clay soils.
Oval Shape Oval Shape
Shape
This Horsechestnut has oval, rounded shape.
Description

Beautiful, 5"-12" oblong clusters of white flowers with a yellow and red tint at their base characterize this large flowering tree perfect for large areas. Leaves are light green as they unfold, emerging dark green at maturity. Upright-oval rounded form with lower branches hanging down. Bark exfoliates on older specimens exposing orange bark underneath. Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates many soil types. Full sun or partial shade. Grows 50'-75' high, with a 40'-70' spread.