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Commonly known as Buckeye, Chinese horse chestnut
Deciduous - 5-palmate, occasionally 7-palmate, glossy, mid-green leaves composed of narrowly oblong, finely pointed leaflets 20cm (8in) or more long.
Height - 15m (50ft)
Spread - 10m (33ft)
Tree - slow-growing, spreading tree. Produces flowers with protruding stamens followed by rough-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 - prefers a hot, but not dry, site.
Additional Features - Good to know - possibly a cultivated form similar to 'wilsonii'. Frequently found near Chinese temples.
Pests & Diseases - scale insects, canker, coral spot, leaf blotch.
Place of origin - northern China
Flower Shape - Panicles - slender, cylindrical 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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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5