Aecsulus hippocastinum

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Horse Chestnut


  • White flowers smother the tree in the spring.
  • Nuts used in popular children’s game of conkers.
  • A stately spreading tree.


  • Specimen tree in larger gardens.
  • Avenue plantings.
  • Parks.

Growing Conditions

  • Tolerant of most wind except strong, constant wind.
  • Grows in all soil types except very wet and poorly drained sites.
  • Drought tolerant once established.


Height Width
5 year old tree 4.0m 2.0m
10 year old tree 8.0m 4.0m
Country of Origin:  Balkins

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