Aesculus hippocastanum

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  • Common Name: Horse Chestut
  • Plant Story:

    A large deciduous tree, Aesculus hippocastanum features dark green palmate leaves with 5-7 leaflets that mature to dark green before turning yellow and brown in the fall. Showy white flowers with red or yellow marking appear in upright panicles in May and June that give way to horse chestnut.

  • Type: Tree Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: White
  • Planting Zone: 3-8
  • Height: 50-75 feet
  • Spread: 40-65 feet
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Large Tree
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Powdery mildew, anthracnose, bagworms, Japanese beetles, and borers
  • Form: Upright rounded
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Hard to transplant. Prefers moist soil. Foliage tends to scorch in dry conditions.


Horse Chestut - Additional Photos