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Horse Chestnut vs Dahurian Birch

Aesculus hippocastanum

Betula davurica

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(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

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Horse Chestnut
Dahurian 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.

Dahurian Birch is a rare and interesting ornamental with curling bark. This tree is the first to sprout on bare land and is tolerant of dry, gravelly, and infertile soils. Dahurian Birch can grow in industrial areas or exposed land as long as it has full sunlight.

This tree is ideal for landscaping, ornamental, and ecosystem services.

This tree is not well known, but is a favorite of nursery owners across the country.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

DAHURIAN BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 14 m (45 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 7 m (22 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Bark: showy grey brown bark that exfoliates as it ages
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
Suckering: low
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: medium



Toxicity: raw Horse Chestnut seed, leaf, bark and flower is toxic if ingested due to the presence of esculin.


Other Names: asian black birch


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