Aesculus turbinata (Japanese Horse Chestnut)
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A large tree. Similar in appearance to the Common Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) but more slow growing.
Leaves are larger and have seven unstalked leaflets with tufts of orange down in vein axils underneath. They colour bright orange, then brown, and drop early in autumn.
Flowers open two to three weeks after the Common Horse Chestnut in late May or early June
Rough but not spiny, egg-shaped or pear-shaped fruit.