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Aesculus hippocastanum - horse chestnut (forest honeycomb)

Aesculus hippocastanum - horse chestnut (forest honeycomb)

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Altezza della pianta: 15-30cm cm
Genus of 15 species of deciduous trees and shrubs, mainly from the woodlands of southeastern Europe, the Himalayas, eastern Asia and North America. The aesculus hippocastanum is a splendid tree that can reach 25-30 m in height and its deciduous crown can reach 10 m in diameter. The leaves are bright green on the upper side and light green on the lower side, they are opposite palmate-septate in shape. Flowering occurs in spring and the flowers are gathered in a panicle inflorescence, white and small in size. The fruits are greenish capsules equipped with spines that open into three valves and contain a large shiny brown seed that resembles a chestnut but unlike the latter, the fruits of the horse chestnut are not edible.

Pedoclimatic needs

Ideal plant for parks and large gardens as isolated plants or in groups to create groves. It adapts to all types of soil, preferring deep and well-drained ones. It prefers full sun exposure. Fairly rustic plant tolerates low temperatures -10°/-15°c well.

Botanical Information

Botanical Name: Aesculus hippocastanum

Family: Sapindaceae

NB: you will receive the plants in a container without a pot. If you need to understand how to best decant your sockets, watch the video in this link , or choose pots and soil from the Pots and Soils collection .

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