Trees by Genus

Genus 'Aesculus'

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Aesculus californica
Aesculus x carnea
Aesculus x carnea cv. 'Briottii'
Aesculus flava
Aesculus glabra
Aesculus glabra var. sargentii
Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum cv. 'Baumannii'
Aesculus indica
Aesculus indica cv. 'Sydney Pearce'
Aesculus pavia
Aesculus turbinata

Aesculus hippocastanum (Common Horse Chestnut)

Aesculus hippocastanum

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.

Foliage

Leaves usually have seven, sometimes five, broad stalkless leaflets.

Flowers

Aesculus hippocastanum

Flowers are white with a yellow turning to red patch on the petal bases and form clusters up to 30cm

Fruits

Aesculus hippocastanum

Fruits have hard spines are about 6cm across and split in October to release one or two of the familiar shiny brown conkers.