Japanese Horse Chestnut Aesculus turbinata
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Japanese Horse Chestnut
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In Stock: 1.63 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
cold stratify for 90 days.
sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
fall sowing in mulched beds is prefered to artificial stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Landscape Uses:Specimen. Prefers a deep loamy well-drained soil but is not too fussy. The dormant plant is very cold-hardy, though the young growth in spring can be damaged by late frosts. It prefers growing in a continental climate, doing best in eastern and south-eastern England. Most members of this genus transplant easily, even when fairly large. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Blooms are very showy. more...
* Saponins in the seed are a soap substitute. The saponins can be easily obtained by chopping the seed into small pieces and infusing them in hot water. This water can then be used for washing the body, clothes etc. Its main drawback is a lingering odour of horse chestnuts. Wood - weak, nicely grained. Used for house fittings, domestic items etc. more...
* Seed - best sown outdoors or in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe. The seed germinates almost immediately and must be given protection from severe weather. The seed has a very limited viability and must not be allowed to dry out. more...