European Horsechestnut Tree

European Horsechestnut Tree

European Horsechestnut Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Aesculus hippocastanum
Hardiness Zones:   3 to 7
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil; dislikes dry soil
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Upright
Height:   50 to 75'
Weight:   50 to 60
Leaf:   7 lobes; nonshowy yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   5 to 12' panicle of creamy white flowers with a yellow throat and red speckled center; 1 to 2" fruit
Comments:    Subject to leaf blotch, mildew; leaves often die in early fall
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Baumennii, Wisselink