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AESCULUS hippocastanum

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

White flowers, spiky 'horse chestnuts' (conkers)
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Pot grown individually £8.50 each , 10+ £7.00 each 


  • 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
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • 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 -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
25m (80ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (70ft)

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