Horsechestnut - Plant
Common name: Aesculus hippocastanum
Bloom time: May
Height: 50.00 to 75.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The horse chestnut can also be grown from seeds or conkers. The spiny seedpods drop from the tree in fall when ripened and crack open to reveal the horse chestnut seeds inside. Horse chestnut seeds should be planted as soon as possible. Do not allow them to dry out.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 30 °C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Once roots begin sprouting, plant them in pots of composted soil.
- Horse chestnut seedlings can be planted in their permanent locations the following spring or fall, or whenever they reach about a foot or so tall.
Horsechestnuts and buckeyes (Aesculus) are in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) and produce poisonous nuts. Horsechestnut is closely related to Ohio buckeye, being most easily distinguished from the latter by having spiny sharp fruits and sticky buds.
- Horse chestnut trees are native to the Balkan Peninsula (for example, Greece and .
- Today, horse chestnut seed extract is used primarily as a folk or traditional
- A beautiful landscape tree for parks and large lawns.
Leaf blotch can be a significant problem. Powdery mildew and anthracnose are also frequent problems.
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