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Common Horsechestnut, Horsechestnut
Horsechestnut is a tall, rounded, deciduous tree native to southeastern Europe. In spring, it bears showy conical clusters of large white flowers with yellow or pink markings. It later produces spiny fruits that contain inedible brown horse chestnuts. 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. It makes an excellent shade tree, but beware of its falling nuts!.
8 - 1
3 - 8
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17
Full Sun, Partial Sun
50'-100' / 15.2m - 30.5m (75)
40'-75' / 12.2m - 22.9m (50)
Spring, Late Spring
Eastern Europe, Southern Europe
Spring, Summer, Fall
Burgundy, Brown, Sandy Brown
Green, Light Green
Brown, Sandy Brown, Gray
Feature Plant, Screening / Wind Break, Shade Trees, Street Trees
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