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Horse Chestnut vs Okanese Poplar

Aesculus hippocastanum

Populus x Okanese

Horse Chestnut
Okanese 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.

Okanese Poplar is an excellent shelterbelt tree. It's one of the hardiest and fastest growing trees you can plant on the prairies. This hybrid poplar is disease resistant, drought and cold tolerant, produces no fuzz, and requires little maintenance. Okanese poplar also makes for a good privacy screen on larger properties.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

OKANESE POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: 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
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.




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