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Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

Horse Chestnut (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. They provide nectar and pollen for insects, particularly bees, and the fruit "conker" is eaten by mammals. Fully grown specimens require a lot of space but they make ideal park trees and grand avenues. Mature horse chestnut trees grow to a height of around 40m and can live for up to 300 years. The bark is smooth and pinky-grey when young, which darkens and develops scaly plates with age. Twigs are hairless and stout; buds are oval, dark red, shiny and sticky. Introduced shortly after 1616 from Albania Greece and Bulgaria horse chestnut has virtually become naturalised in Britain. Bare root stock available Oct-April ORDER NOW  More Chestnut trees here 

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.

Key Features

white flowers in Spring, good specimen tree producing conkers.

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)
Size (cm)
40 - 60
60 - 90
150 - 180
Price1 - 10
Price11 - 30
Price31 - 150
Price151 - 1000
Price1000+ +
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