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Aesculus hippocastanum
Buckeye; Common Horse Chestnut 

Aesculus hippocastanum
Common name

Buckeye; Common Horse Chestnut

Group

Trees

Family

Hippocastanaceae

Description

Buckeye; Common Horse Chestnut. A deciduous tree with mid-green leaves. Bears white flowers with yellow marks followed by spinney horse chestnut fruit. Max Height 25m. Max Spread 20m. Flowers May to June. Fruits July to September. Full sun/partial shade. Hardy. Harmful if eaten. Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser.

Characteristics

Growth habit
Rounded to broadly spreading
Fragrance
No
Hardiness
Hardy
Toxicity
Harmful if eaten

Size

Growth speed
Fast
Ultimate height
25m
Ultimate spread
20m

Colour

Flowers
White in May; June
Foliage
Green - Deciduous
Fruit
Brown in July; September
 

Growing your plants

Aspect
Full sun/partial shade Protect crowns from winter wet
Soil
Fertile
Moisture
Moist; Well drained
Propagation
Seed
Usage
Specimen
Planting
Back-fill with soil mixed with peat substitute and a suitable fertiliser

Caring for your plants

Pruning
Winter Only prune if required to keep shape
Maintenance
Stake and tie
Care
Keep moist in first year
Pests & diseases
Aphids; Honey fungus; Coral spot

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Regular RB Co Co Wrap 14-16 EHS --- £206.31 £ 5