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Mark A. Miller
AESCULUS hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
Baumann's Horsechestnut, Common Horsechestnut
Long prized for its showy conical clusters of large white flowers with pink or yellow blotches, horse chestnut is a tall, deciduous, spring-blooming tree native to southeastern Europe. The cultivar 'Baumannii' produces exceptionally long-lasting, double, creamy-white flowers that age to blush-pink. It bears little or no fruit. The large palmate (hand-like) leaves cast dense shade.
This sun-loving tree does well in moist, well drained soil, and tolerates salt and pollution. Baumann's horse chestnut is an excellent large shade or street tree. It is sometimes sold under the name 'Flore Pleno'.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
50'-100' / 15.2m - 30.5m (75)
40'-75' / 12.2m - 22.9m (50)
Spring, Late Spring
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Spring, Summer, Fall
Green, Light Green
Orange, Brown, Sandy Brown, Gray
Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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