Family: Hippocastanaceae

Scientific Name: Aesculus hippocastanum

Common Name: Horse Chestnut, White Horse Chestnut, Candle Tree

DescriptionA large growing tree that produces clusters of white flowers in late May early June. Also produces tons of large hard seeds.
Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Sunlightfull sun
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowers4-5 petals, white and blotched purple and yellow at the base, found in 6-10" long terminal clusters (panicles).
Fruit2-2 1/2" long, very hard, light brown and form a spiny capsule, A real mess to clean up in the fall.
Leavesopposite, palmately compound with 7 leaflets, prone to disfiguring by fungus diseases in the fall
Dimensions50-60 plus feet tall, 40-50 plus feet spread
Maintenancefall clean up of the hard seeds
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr) #03-The Hillier Manual of Trees and Shrubs (Hillier Nursery)
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