Horse Chestnut Trees (Aesculus Hippocastanum) Buy Online / tree-shop.co.uk
Horse Chestnut trees-Aesculus Hippocastanum every one who ever collected a Conker knows this large, spreading tree, with its lovely pink/white 'candle flowers' that cover the tree in early summer and light up the May landscape. The leaves are deep green, turning a rustic amber colour in autumn.
Fully grown specimens require a lot of space but they make ideal park trees and grand avenues. The brittle timber is clean and white but it lacks strength. For internal shelving and fittings it has an advantage of being available in broad widths. It can be used out of doors for temporary things such as pallets. Introduced shortly after 1616 from Albania Greece and Bulgaria horse chestnut has virtually become naturalized in Britain. It burns well but spits on an open fire.
Commonly 50' to 75' (15m to 23m) tall, but 100' (30m) specimens are possible
Full sun is best. Prefers a roamy soil that is moist, but well-drained, but fairly soil adaptable.
white flowers in Spring, good specimen tree producing conkers.