Large growing parkland tree, well known when we were young for conkers. Varieties with pink, red or white flowers. In recent years not commonly planted due to various disease problems and Chestnut leaf miner.
Aesculus carnea Briotii
A medium-sized tree, flowers are deep-pink in May, showing off well against the corrugated green foliage. Conkers are smaller than type and are encased in a less spiky casing. Grows on any moist soil, but not shallow chalk.
Ultimate height 6m (19ft), Spread 4m (13ft).
Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii
A large growing tree with double white blossom, sterile so doesn’t produce conkers
Ultimate height 12m (39ft), Spread 8m (25ft).
Aesculus indica (Indian Horse Chestnut)
A large tree with glossy green leaves, made up of oblong leaflets. White flowers spotted with yellow and flushed with pink in June-July
Ultimate height 15m (49ft), Spread 15m (49ft).
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Landford Catalogue 2018.pdf (.PDF file, 259 KB)