Horse-chestnut are large flowering trees, similar to buckeyes, with showy, white blooms.


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About Horsechestnut

Horse-chestnut are large flowering trees, similar to buckeyes, with showy, white blooms. These are followed by attractive, spiny, green seedpods from midsummer through fall. In addition to their beautiful flowers and seedpods, horse chestnut trees also exhibit interesting bark with twisted limbs.

The leaves are opposite and palmately compound, with 5–7 leaflets.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Horse-chestnut or conker tree
Maximum Reachable Height 50 to 75 feet
Flower Colour White with a yellow to pink blotch at the base of the petals
Bloom Time Spring
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

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. 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 tap rooted tree that once established is very difficult to transplant.

Horsechestnut 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
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 30 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Horsechestnut special feature

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.

Horsechestnut uses

Ornamental Use:

  • A beautiful landscape tree for parks and large lawns

Medicinal Use:

  • It is used for its venotonic effect, vascular protection, anti-inflammatory, and free radical scavenging properties
  • Note: Please consult your health expert

Culinary Use:

  • 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 medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Horsechestnut ?

Horsechestnut is commonly known as Horse-chestnut or conker tree

How tall do Horsechestnut grow?

On average Horsechestnut grows 50 to 75 feet

What color are Horsechestnut ?

A Horsechestnut plant bears flowers of color White with a yellow to pink blotch at the base of the petals

When Horsechestnut blooms?

With enough light, Horsechestnut may produce White with a yellow to pink blotch at the base of the petals flowers in Spring

How hard is Horsechestnut to grow?

A Horsechestnut is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Horsechestnut need?

A Horsechestnut prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Horsechestnut need?

A Horsechestnut prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Horsechestnut need?

A Horsechestnut prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Horsechestnut like?

A Horsechestnut prefers 30 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Horsechestnut ?

To encourage Horsechestnut growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


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