How to grow Horse chestnut

Horse chestnut growing tree of the genus Aesculus also known as Aesculus hippocastanum, Horse chestnut perennial deciduous used as ornamental and medical plant and also can used as bonsai, grow temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10a.

Leaves color green the leaves elliptic connected in the base and grow in group of 5-7 leaves.

Horse chestnut flowers

Flower color can be: white pink, red or can be all together, the flowers grow on clusters, the flowers wrinkled like a crepe.

Nut Poisonous, the color is maroon the cover of the nutshell is with spikes (like spines).

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Requirements for Horse chestnut growing and care:

Cold temperature

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Poisonous nuts

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids (generally only when the tree is young or old sensitive for pests)

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Branch that grows low

Size of the plant?
10-30 m, 30-100 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Crepe structure flower with wrinkled the color can be: white pink, red or can be all together, the flowers grow on clusters

Scientific name:

Aesculus hippocastanum

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