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How to Grow Aesculus hippocastanum Plants in your Garden

Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Baumanns Horse Chestnut Tree

Baumanns horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum photograph by Nacho.


Aesculus hippocastanum Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific Name: Aesculus hippocastanum
  • Common Name: Baumanns horse chestnut
  • Growing Zone: USA: 4 to 7
  • Life Cycle / Plant Type: Tree

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 600 to 900
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 420 to 600
  • Time of Bloom: Spring
  • Flower Details: White
  • Leaf Foliage: Green
  • Fruit:
  • Growth Form: Oval, Pyramidal

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Grows slowly
  • Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
  • Soil Moisture: Moist

Caring Conditions

  • Care:
  • Level of Maintenance: Medium
  • Propagation: Seed or grafting
  • How to Prune: Requires little to no pruning. In some cases hard pruning can be disruptive.
  • Pests: horse chestnut scale and leaf-mining moths
  • Diseases: A canker,Coral spot, leaf spot

Further Information

  • Can Attract:
  • Tolerant of: Rabbit
  • Best Garden Use: Firewood, Pollard, Specimen, Large Garden and Street Tree
  • Family:
  • Closely Related Species:
  • Miscellaneous: Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Blooms are very showy
  • Genus Detail: Aesculus
  • Further Reading and References: Here and Here



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