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Order: Sapindales
   Family: Hippocastanaceae
            Genus: Aesculus
                        Specie: hippocastanum

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Deep, fertile, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Erect panicles of white flowers with yellow-red basal blotches in spring

Uses: Tree for large landscapes Parks

Zones: 6-9

Description: The well-known horse chestnut is a handsome tree with a spreading form best suited to parks and large gardens. It was introduced to northern Europe in the sixteenth century from its natural habitat, the mountain woods of Albania and northern Greece. It gr

Growth Habit: Large broad domed tree

Comments: Fruit known as 'conkers'

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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