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Horse Chestnut vs Dakota Pinnacle Birch

Aesculus hippocastanum

Betula platyphylla Fargo

Horse Chestnut
Dakota Pinnacle Birch

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.

Dakota Pinnacle Birch is a hardy deciduous tree with a columnar to narrowly pyramidal form.

It makes a beautiful accent tree, and Dakota Pinnacle Birch is insect resistant and drought tolerant.

Dakota Pinnacle Birch features smooth white bark and dark, green foliage that turns yellow in the fall.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

DAKOTA PINNACLE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: yellow
Bark: grayish-orange (young trees); orange-white/yellow-white (mature trees)
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: medium
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium


In row spacing: 1.8 - 2.4 m (6 - 8 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