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Horse Chestnut vs SkyFest Poplar

Aesculus hippocastanum

Populus x deltoides jefcot

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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.

Bred by Jeffries Nurseries, the Skyfest is a fast growing, tall cottonwood with excellent disease resistance and adaptability to many kinds of soil. In the fall, its leaves turn a golden yellow.

This species has an aggressive root system, making it unsuitable for planting close to buildings but very drought resistant and an excellent choice for shelterbelts.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

SKYFEST POPLAR QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 24 m (80 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
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: medium
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.


Other Names: seedless cottonwood


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes