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Horse Chestnut vs Assiniboine Poplar

Aesculus hippocastanum

Populus x Assiniboine

Horse Chestnut
Assiniboine Poplar

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.

Assiniboine poplar is a tall, fast growing tree that has a shapely oval form and dense foliage. This hybrid poplar is a male clone and produces no fuzz or fluff. Assiniboine poplar can handle tough conditions such as: urban pollution, environmental salt, drought, poor soil, and even some standing water.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

ASSINIBOINE POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 12 m (40 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: yellow
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: very fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high


In row spacing: 2.4 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)
Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)

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




Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes