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Re: Neighbours new plant

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Another reply from social media "It does look like a chestnut tree ( Castanea .."

"Possible African bean tree (Catalpa bignonioides)!"

"Yes looks like horse chestnut to me. May need a drink from the looks of things. Odd choice to put in a domestic garden. They’re ravaged my leaf miner and canker in many parts of the uk now."

"Leaf habit is not typical of horse chestunut (Aesculus hippocastanum) although it could be some other form of Aesculus."

"Horse chestnut tree, probably grew from a conker planted by a squirrel. I’m constantly pulling them out from our garden."

  • Posted: Sun. 19th April 2020 08:14

Aesculus hippocastanum

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Aesculus hippocastanum

Native to Greece, the horse chestnut was introduced to Britain around 1600. The Turks were said to feed the nuts (conkers) to coughing horses. The name may also come from the horseshoe-shaped scars on its leaves and winter twigs.

  • Posted: Sat. 23rd May 2009 09:32