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Aesculus Indica

Aesculus indica

Horse Chestnut

Description: A large, deciduous tree, with an ovate to round crown which branches out diagonally upwards. Large glossy leaves divided into several oblong leaflets are bronze when opening turning yellow in autumn. White flowers spotted yellow and flushed pink open in mid-summer followed by non-prickly fruits.

History: Native to NW Himalayas and introduced in 1851.

Aesculus Growing Tips: Most varieties require a lot of space to grow. Thrive in almost any well drained soils. Prefer to be planted in full sun or partial shade.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 6m x 4m

General attributes

Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Open space planting Open space planting
Flowering month - June Flowering month - June
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs well draining site Needs well draining site
Replacement prune Replacement prune