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Aesculus hippocastanum

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Aesculus hippocastanum

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Aesculus hippocastanum

Description: Aesculus hippocastanum, also known as the Common Horse Chestnut is possibly the most beautiful of very large, flowering trees. Sticky buds progress to large bright green palmate leaves, turning yellow and orange-brown in autumn. Exceptionally attractive in May when large white ‘candle’ flowers cover the tree with a unique scent. Rounded, spiny green husks enclose one or two shiny brown ‘conkers’ in the autumn that are a childrens favourite for games! Suitable as a specimen in large gardens and parks. Susceptible to the ‘Chestnut Leaf Miner’. TOXIC IF EATEN.

History: Introduced into Europe in 1576 and to Britain in the early 17th Century. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Growing Tips: Most varieties require a lot of space to grow. Thrive in almost any well drained soils. Prefer to be planted in full sun or partial shade.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 12m x 8m

Common name: Horse chestnut



General attributes

Green Foliage

Autumn colour

Needs well-draining site

Suitable for open space planting

Standard shape


Ornamental attributes

Tree size after 10 years - Large

Fruit for wildlife

Scented flowers

Can be hard pruned

Flowering month - May

  • EAN code
  • Brand
    Frank Matthews - Trees for Life
  • Aspect
    North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing
  • Attractive to Wildlife
    Attractive to Bees, Attractive to Birds, Attractive to Wildlife
  • Flower Colour
  • Flower Form
  • Flowering Month
  • Foliage Colour
    Green, Orange, Yellow
  • Foliage Type
  • Fruit Colour
  • Garden Style
    Architectural, City & Courtyard Garden, Cottage & Informal Garden, Wildlife Garden, Woodland Garden
  • Hardiness (RHS rating)
    H7 colder than -20ºC. Very hardy
  • Height
  • Moisture
    Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
  • pH
    Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Plant Habit
    Spreading / Branched, Standard
  • Plant Type
  • Pot Size
    12L, 12L
  • Season of Interest
    Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Soil Type
    Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
  • Special Attributes
    Attractive Foliage, Autumn Foliage Colour, Berries or Fruit, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance, Scented Flowers
  • Spread cm
  • Sunlight
    Full Sun, Partial Shade

This product is only available for local delivery to the postcodes below via our own delivery service. We will contact you to arrange delivery within 7 days of your order being placed.

£10.00  – NE13, NE20, NE3, NE5

£15.00 – NE12, NE15, NE2, NE23, NE4, NE7

£20.00 – NE1, NE21, NE22, NE24, NE28, NE40, NE41 - 42, NE6, NE8 

£25.00 – NE10, NE11, NE16 - 17, NE25 - 26, NE30, NE39, NE43, NE61 – 64, NE9  

£30.00 – NE31 – 38

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