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Horse Chestnut vs Prairie Sky Poplar

Aesculus hippocastanum

Populus x canadensis Prairie Sky

Horse Chestnut
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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.

Prairie Sky Poplar is a fast-growing columnar variety of poplar tree developed at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada's Morden Research Station.

It is adaptable to many soil conditions and seems to do best in primarily the southern-most parts of the prairies.

Good as a shade tree or as a shelterbelt tree, it is often used in buffer zones as a visual screen or hedge.

Ideal for lining properties, roads, etc. to give an attractive visual hedge.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

PRAIRIE SKY POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
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: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: high
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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