Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum

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Botanical Name:

Aesculus hippocastanum







Common Name:

Horse Chestnut

100-120 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
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  • Aesculus hippocastanum

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* A decidious Tree growing to 30 m.
* It is in flower in May, and the seeds ripen in September. more...
* Commonly found in parks and gardens and is one of the dominant landscape species.
* With its white flowers it is beloved of bees in May and children in fall for the mahogany nuts.
* It is native to Greece and Albania. more...
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