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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 £7.00 each, 10+ £6.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2020
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • 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.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°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
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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