Horse Chestnut Seed

Aesculus hippocastanum

£4.50£7.00 inc. VAT

Horse Chestnut is a beautiful, large, deciduous flowering tree. The white flowers with a yellow central blotch form stout pyramids which look highly attractive in their upright position. Insect friendly. The seeds or conkers as they are known are popular with children in Europe for games. They develop in spiky green cases that split open to reveal the beautiful, glossy chestnut brown seed.

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SKU: aehip1 Category:

Description

Aesculus hippocastanum

Common name: Common Horse Chestnut.

Native: Greece and Albania.

Provenance: UK

Size and spread (10 years): 9m x 5m

Treatment required: Not dormant.

Seeds / kg: 88;  approx 82% viable

Ideal sowing period: Autumn or Spring.

Soil conditions: All soils.

Planting instructions:

Mature height: 30m

pic courtesy of Sannse, CC BY-SA 3.0  via Wikimedia Commons

Additional information

Weight 500.00 g
Size

Mini Seed Pack (25 seeds approx.), Seed Pack (45 seeds approx.)

Genus

Aesculus

Family

Sapindaceae

Flowering Month

May

Colour

white

Hardiness

Hardy

Life Cycle

tree

Evergreen

deciduous

Interest

autumn foliage, flowers, fruit

Wildlife

yes

Native

yes

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