The Woodlands of Missouri

The Woodlands of Missouri
...a stroll through the forest, a beautiful diverse biome.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

A Few Words About the Horse Chestnut Tree

Native to southern Europe, specifically the Balkan States, the Horsechestnut is widely planted throughout Europe, and popularly planted in this country. Heights can be anywhere from 30 to 80 feet tall, broad to very broad in shape, with dense branching. The flowers are creamy-white, appearing about late April through early June. The nuts are encased in a thick spiny leathery 3-parted husk, and the seeds ripen about mid September to mid-October. The leaves are medium to light green and have serrations along the edges. This tree can be planted from USDA Plant zones 5 to 9, as a flowering shade tree, windbreak, or barrier tree. Growth rates would be considered medium-fast, about 2 to 3 feet a year once the tree gets established. One of the up and coming popular varieties has pink flowers.

 That's just an exert from the Book... Ok, yes, we are promoting the book. It's a pretty good read though, easy, informative, and talks about the Horse Chestnut. Isn't that reasonable?

"Simple How-to Plant and Grow Horse Chestnut, Ohio Buckeye, and Red Buckeye Trees, 3 Trees for Shade in the Landscape"

by William A. Jack
On Amazon Kindle, ASIN: B07H3BHWCH.

Written by Empire National Nursery, Your Southwest Missouri Source for Fast Growing Trees.