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AESCULUS chinensis

Commonly known as Buckeye, Chinese horse chestnut



Small white flowers in long racemes on this slow growing and rare species
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - 5-palmate, occasionally 7-palmate, glossy, mid-green leaves composed of narrowly oblong, finely pointed leaflets 20cm (8in) or more long.
  • White
  • Height - 15m (50ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tree - slow-growing, spreading tree. Produces flowers with protruding stamens in slender, cylindrical panicles to 30cm (12in) tall 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
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
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