Scientific Name: Aesculus hippocastanum Form: Round
Common Name:common horse chestnut Texture:Coarse
Family Name:SapindaceaeHabit: Open, Upright
Plant Type: Invasive plant, Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 15 - 25m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Compound, Opposite, Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Digitate (palmate), Obovate, Double serrate
Flowers: Panicle, (Floriferous), White, Apr- May
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Specimen plant, Spring interest
Key ID Features:Leaf large, palmately compound with 5 obovate leaflets to 30 cm long; fruit large spiny capsule, splits to release large, glossy brown seed. Winter ID: buds brown, opposite, large (2cm) and sticky; leaf scar large, with 7 distinct bundle scars.