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AESCULUS turbinata

Commonly known as Buckeye, Japanese horse chestnut

A large quick growing tree with yellowish-white flowers with a red spot
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  • Deciduous - 5- to 7-palmate, mid-green leaves with obovate leaflets, 40cm (16in) or more long.
  • White - yellowish white
  • Height - 20m (70ft)
  • Spread - 12m (40ft)
  • Tree - vigorous, spreading tree. Flowers are followed by smooth-skinned 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 - Pests & Diseases - - scale insects, canker, coral spot, leaf blotch.
  • Place of origin - Japan
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - cylindrical panicles to 30cm (12in) tall
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Woodland garden -
  • 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 - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
20m (70ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  12m (40ft)

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