Aesculus hippocastaneum – Horse Chestnut
*height & width at maturity
FORM: Large rounded tree
FOLIAGE: Bold green leaves that turn yellow in Autumn
FLOWERS and FRUIT: Upright racemes of pretty white flowers followed by inedible chestnut-like fruit. Can be variable colours in seed grown stock.
GROWTH RATE: Fast
DESCRIPTION: A stately, spreading, fast growing tree with bold, heavily veined green leaves that turn a clear yellow in Autumn. Upright racemes of pretty white flowers cover the canopy in late Spring/early Summer.
LANDSCAPE USES: An excellent tree for larger gardens and parks, especially where a fast growing shade tree is required.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.