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

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: June
  • M Size: Medium
  • Replacement prune
  • Open space planting
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Needs well-draining site

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