50 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Indian Horse Chestnut Overview
Aesculus indica is a large, deciduous tree species from the Sapindaceae family. It forms a rounded habit with a spreading crown, generally growing to smaller and more elegantly than the Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum, with very attractive flower spikes and good leaf colour. Commonly known as Indian Horse Chestnut or Himalayan Horse Chestnut. Flowers are broadly white in colour, with attractive yellow spots and pink flushing, appearing from mid0-summer. Lead onto non-spiny fruits, termed Chestnuts. Indian Horse Chestnut produces shiny leaves divided into oblong leaflets, coloured bronze upon emergence, developing to a mid-green shade with age. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
Common problems with Indian Horse Chestnut
Can suffer from canker and leaf spot (Guugnadia aesculi) problems.
How to harvest Indian Horse Chestnut
Seeds are generally harvested in autumn for recreational use.
How to propagate Indian Horse Chestnut
Special features of Indian Horse Chestnut
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Indian Horse Chestnut
A low maintenance tree planted in parks & large gardens for architectural focal points.