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Horse Chestnut vs European Mountain Ash

Aesculus hippocastanum

Sorbus aucuparia

Horse Chestnut
European Mountain Ash

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.

European Mountain Ash is an attractive, ornamental tree. This medium-sized tree produces tiny white-yellow flowers in the spring and decorative clusters of small red/orange berries in the summer. Its bitter fruit is often used to make Rowan Jelly, is a traditional garnish for wild game and venison. Ideal for residential lots, European Mountain Ash will attracts birds to your property.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (16 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: reddish-orange
Flowers: small white flowers in clusters
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
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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