Fort McNair Horse Chestnut
Fort McNair Horse Chestnut
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Fort McNair Horse Chestnut

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SKU
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Favorite of the Bunch Fort McNair Horse Chestnut

  • Produces Bouquet of Petite Pink Spring Flowers
  • Eye-Catching Golden Fall Leaves
  • Incredibly Disease Resistant
  • Phenomenal Ornamental Shade Tree

Talk about a tree that leaves everyone who passes by in awe. The Fort McNair Horse Chestnut (Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair') has features unlike any other medium-sized tree.

This sensational medium-sized ornamental tree produces the cutest cluster of elegant pink spring blooms that are followed up with stunning golden leaves in the cool fall months.

The pink bouquets of flowers that bloom in the spring stand out dramatically on top of its dark green foliage and give your garden a relaxing, paradise environment.

As summer draws closer, the paradise vibes continue and the tree makes for a perfect relaxing shade tree to escape reality under.

This tree is made to be the center of attention and makes for one of the best ornamental shade trees around.

The incredibly captivating blooms and golden leaves leave everyone in a trance no matter the location, so if you are longing for a privacy tree near your porch or patio, then you better believe this tree will do the job best.

The Fort McNair Horse Chestnut is easy to care and disease resistant. To ensure it stays strong and healthy, you can surround the base of the tree with mulch to give it the extra treatment it deserves.

Planting this tree in full sun with well-drained soil will ensure it grows to its mature size of 45 feet tall and 30 feet wide.

If you didn’t already know, this tree is what everyone is raving about and it won’t last long. Give your landscaping a makeover by ordering the Fort McNair Horse Chestnut today!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Fort McNair Horse Chestnut Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Bower and Branch
Botanical Name Aesculus x carnea 'Fort McNair'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 35 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Pink, Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Flowering
Fragrant Yes