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This large spreading tree has large palmate leaves and is best known for its seeds (conkers) in autumn and its sticky brown buds in spring. This species grows easily and readily from seed, but can also be propagated by grafting.
Seeds are collected in autumn for recreational use.
Plant in autumn into gritty compost exposed to winter weather but protected from mice.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
A low maintenance tree used in parks and large gardens to provide architectural focal points. The seeds have been used in traditional medicines as an ingredient in creams to improve the circulation.
Can get horse chestnut scale , leaf-mining moths (Cameraria ohridella) and suffer from canker, Coral spot and leaf spot (Guugnadia aesculi) problems