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Aesculus hippocastanum - Plant

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A beautiful landscape tree for parks and large lawns.
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Description for Aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus hippocastanum, commonly called horsechestnut, is native to the Balkans. It is a medium to large deciduous tree that typically grows 50-75’ tall with an upright oval-rounded crown. Light green palmate compound leaves emerge in spring, each with 7 (less frequently 5) spreading ovate-oblong leaflets to 4-10” long.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
horse chestnut red or yellow May 50.00 to 75.00 feet easy to grow

Planting and care

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, fertile soils. Foliage tends to scorch and generally depreciate in dry conditions. This is a taprooted tree that once established is very difficult to transplant.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade well-drained soil Medium 4°C Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Aesculus hippocastanum

    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.

Typical uses of Aesculus hippocastanum

Special features: It has been widely planted in the midwest as a street and shade tree.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose. Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.

References

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/

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