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Horse Chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

18m

15m

Min

15m

50 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Horse Chestnut Overview

A large tree with long lasting double white flowers but whose seed does not develop.

Common problems with Horse Chestnut

Can get horse chestnut scale and leaf-mining moths and suffer from canker, Coral spot and leaf spot problems

How to harvest Horse Chestnut

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Horse Chestnut

Grafting

Budding

By budding in late summer.

Other uses of Horse Chestnut

This low maintenance tree is planted in parks and large gardens for architectural focal points.