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Beaked Hazelnut vs Horse Chestnut

Corylus cornuta

Aesculus hippocastanum

Beaked Hazelnut
Horse Chestnut

Beaked Hazelnut is a multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub native to North America.

It features smooth, grey bark and edible nuts. Beaked Hazelnut prefers a rich sandy-clay loam but will grow on poorer sites, and can be used as an understory shrub.

Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. Produces large nuts and both nuts and foliage have many medicinal uses.

BEAKED HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 5 m (15 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: edible nuts that are attractive to wildlife
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: Not toxic, but tiny filaments from the husk can irritate skin that it contacts

Toxicity: raw Horse Chestnut seed, leaf, bark and flower is toxic if ingested due to the presence of esculin.



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