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Horsechestnut Buckeye

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The Horsechestnut Buckeye tree, Aesculus hippocastanum, is a beautiful, round-headed tree perfectly suited for use in smaller yards!

This flowering tree has long, dense clusters of single, white flowers and is very attractive.  This tree prospers in full sun and also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Horsechestnut Buckeye blooms in early summer with individual flowers that have crumpled white petals which ages to dull red.

Horsechestnut requires well-drained soil with full sun or partial shade.  It is adaptable to many different pH levels but should not be grown in extremely dry areas; Horsechestnut Buckeye trees are deciduous. 

This tree is widely planted in parks, avenues and in large gardens.  Fruits have a leathery case covered with short prickles and in autumn release large seeds.  The nuts produced by this species are inedible.  Wildlife, such as squirrels, gathers them and hides those that they don't eat.

Hardy and easy to grow, this graceful tree with its distinctive beauty, provides white flower spikes in early summer and dark green foliage all summer.  It turns yellow-brown in fall.

* Rounded habit

* White flowers

* Fruit for wildlife




Horsechestnut Buckeye Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Aesculus hippocastanum
Foliage Green
Mature Height 50 - 75 feet
Mature Spread 50 - 60 feet
Soil Type Widely Adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow, White
Fall Color Yellow