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Horse Chestnut vs Siberian Crab Apple

Aesculus hippocastanum

Malus baccata

Horse Chestnut
Siberian Crab Apple

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.

Siberian Crab Apple is a beautiful, cold hardy, ornamental tree.

Its stunning white blossoms burst in the spring to produce deep red fruit.

If you are looking for a great landscape or shade tree, Siberian Crab Apple is a beautiful addition to any yard.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

SIBERIAN CRAB APPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 7 m (23 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 7 m (23 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: bright yellow
Berries: red apple-like fruit (edible)
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Bark: rough brown bark
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high



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
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