HORSE CHESTNUT - AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM

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Common Name: horse chestnut

Scientific Name: 
Family:
 Sapindaceae
Genus: Aesculus
Species: hippocastanum

Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 50 to 75 ft 
Width: 40 to 65 ft

Description:​ ​These trees can grow to be quite large, 100 feet or taller in the right setting. A stunning tree that can tolerate Minnesota's harsh conditions, especially if provided with moist, fertile soils. Its dark green palmately compound leaves typically have 7 leaflets, though occasionally only 5. It produces fruit in the form of a green, spiky capsule containing edible nuts. Able to survive in full sun or partial shade, A. hippocastanum is suited for use as an urban shade tree, particularly in parks or gardens. 
 

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References: 
"Aesculus hippocastanum". Missouri Botanical Garden". http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.as...​Accessed 04 May 2018.