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Horse Chestnut vs Korean Pine

Aesculus hippocastanum

Pinus koraiensis

Horse Chestnut
Korean Pine

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.

Korean Pine is an attractive conifer suitable for shelterbelts, privacy screens, and ornamental planting. This tree is especially prized for its pine nuts. Korean Pine nuts are larger than most other species. They can be used in salads, pesto sauce, and other foods.

This conifer is generally tolerant of urban conditions. It much prefers cool summer climates.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

KOREAN PINE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Nuts: inside cones
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
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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