Aesculus hippocastanum / Horse-chestnut

Species: Aesculus hippocastanum L.
Italian common noun: Horse-chestnut
Family: Hippocastanaceae
Natural shapesTrees DeciduosFull sunPartial shade
Climate resistance: + / -20° CClimate resistance: + / -20° C
- Legislative Decree no. 151

Origin: South-eastern Europe.

Botanical characteristics: It is a large tree with rounded, vigorous and large crown, exceeding 30mt in height. It is cultivated in Europe as ornamental plant. Leaves consist of 7, sometimes 5, smaller leaflets. It has a beautiful blooming in late spring/early summer, bearing white flowers, initially yellow and then rose. Flowers can be up to 30 cm long. Fruits are rounded and covered with a spiny green shell releasing 1-3 large brown glossy seeds, called “horse-chestnuts”. Its brown bark peels off in large plates.

Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It prefers well-drained soils, tolerates clay and limestone soils.

Use: It is commonly grown for ornamental aims in the whole Italian territory, however, it shows no tendency to become naturalized. It was introduced in Europe as a plant for shade and for its beautiful flowering and used as a tree-lined street in the French gardens and then in the English ones. It can be used in large spaces, parks and gardens as single plant, or along avenues. It does not tolerate drastic pruning.

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Produzione Note Altezza Circonferenza tronco Diametro/Lato chioma Q.tà  
Vaso 9.9.13 Vaso 9.9.13
Vaso 12 Vaso 12
Vaso Ø 18 Vaso Ø 18
Vaso Ø 22 Vaso Ø 22
Zolla 175-200 cm
Zolla 200-250 cm
Zolla 6-8 cm
Zolla 8-10 cm
Zolla 12-14 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 14-16 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 16-18 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 18-20 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 20-25 cm
Zolla/Air-Pot/Vaso 25-30 cm