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HorsechestnutAesculus hippocastanum

Horsechestnut—Aesculus hippocastanum

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.

Zones 4 - 7
Zones 4 - 7

Hardiness Zones: Zones 4 - 7
The Horsechestnut can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Ornamental Tree
Ornamental Tree

Type of tree:
The Horsechestnut falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Horsechestnut can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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.