Aesculus hippocastanum (Common Horse Chestnut)
Native: North Greece and Albania
Location: Long cultivated in other parts of Europe in parks, gardens, streets and greens, where children gather the nuts to play the game of conkers.
May grow to more than 30m.
Leaves usually have seven, sometimes five, broad stalkless leaflets.
Flowers are white with a yellow turning to red patch on the petal bases and form clusters up to 30cm
Fruits have hard spines are about 6cm across and split in October to release one or two of the familiar shiny brown conkers.