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Specialities

Tolerances

Wet Soil: Medium

Dry Soil: Medium

Lime: High

Aesculus hippocastanum ‘Baumannii’, commonly known as the Baumannii Horse Chestnut, is a refined ornamental cultivar that brings a touch of elegance to landscapes. This deciduous tree is a cultivated form of the Horse Chestnut, renowned for its majestic stature and distinctive features.

In spring, the tree produces showy pyramid clusters of double white flowers which last longer than the Aesculus hippocastanum. These add a delightful touch to the tree, creating a visually appealing spectacle. These blooms are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also emit a sweet fragrance.

This variety does not produce conkers, and is therefore more suitable than the Aesculus hippocastanum for use in car parks.

 

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Size

Large

12m high x 8m wide after 25 years

Environment

Ideal for large gardens, parks or estates. A classic choice for those seeking a tree that combines aesthetic appeal with a robust and resilient nature. 

Canopy

Spherical and dense eventually becoming more irregular.

Foliage

Palmate leaves with 5-7 leaflets. These are dark green in colour.

Flowers

Appear in pyramidal panicles and white with a tinge of red. These appear in late spring to summer.

Resilience

Thrives on any free draining soil.

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