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Botanical name: Aesculus hippocastanum
Other names: Horse chestnut
Species: A. hippocastanum - A. hippocastanum is a vigorous, spreading rounded, deciduous tree with palmately-lobed mid green leaves that turn yellow, red or orange in autumn. It bears large white flowers in summer followed by spiny brown chestnuts.
Aesculus hippocastanum is: Deciduous
Flower: White, Yellow in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green in Summer; Reddish-brown in Autumn
Tree shape: Broad crowned
Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort.
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Propagation methods: Grafting, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse chestnut) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Low Maintenance, Wildlife, Architectural, Specimen tree
Cultivation: Grow in well-drained soil. Large tree only really suitable for very large gardens.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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