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Horse Chestnut vs Large Leaf Linden

Aesculus hippocastanum

Tilia platyphyllos

Horse Chestnut
Large Leaf Linden

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.

Large Leaf Linden is a tall, deciduous tree native to Europe. Large Leaf Linden features oblong leaves that turn from yellow-green to brilliant yellow in the fall. Large Leaf Linden is ideal as a shade or ornamental tree in a larger yard.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

LARGE LEAF LINDEN QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 15 m (49 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: yellow
Flowers: yellow-white in clusters
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium



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




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Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes