AESCULUS hippocastanum

Commonly known as Common horse chestnut, Conker tree, Horse chestnut

White flowers, spiky 'horse chestnuts' (conkers)
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    5- to 7-palmate, mid-green leaves comprising obovate leaflets 30cm (12in) or more long.
  • White
    With yellow, later pink, marks.
  • Height
    25m (80ft)
  • Spread
    20m (70ft)
  • Tree
    Vigorous, spreading, rounded tree. Flowers are followed by spiny fruit.
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

AESCULUS hippocastanum

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Medicinal properties
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, canker, coral spot, leaf blotch.
    Place of origin
    Southeastern Europe,
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Conical panicles to 30cm (12in) tall
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf form
    Palmate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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25m (80ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (70ft)
 

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