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Aesculus hippocastanum

Common Horse Chestnut, Red Horse Chestnut

Horse chestnuts are flowering deciduous trees that grow large enough and wide enough to provide significant shade. They have large palmate leaves and showy spikes of creamy white or dusty pink flowers in the spring. In late summer, the flowers turn into interesting fruits encased in spiny husks. The fruits persist into winter, giving the garden some winter interest and attracting birds and wildlife.


Zone_3Zone_7 3 to 7

Water_use_3Water_use_4 Average to High

Exposure_2Exposure_3 Part Sun to Full Sun

Growth Rate Moderate

Height 75' 0" (22.86 m)

Width 60' 0" (18.288 m)

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