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Horse Chestnut vs Patterson Pride Plum

Aesculus hippocastanum

Prunus x Patterson Pride

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2018)

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(we don't know if or when this product will be restocked)

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.

Patterson Pride Plum is a fruit tree with weeping branches. This hybrid plant needs a wild plum tree for pollinating before it can produce fruit. Patterson Pride’s fruit is much larger and sweeter than other hardy plums, excellent for fresh eating, baking, jamming, and drying. A healthy tree grow ripe fruit in late summer and will not drop any fruit on the ground.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

PATTERSON PRIDE PLUM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Fuzz/fluff: no
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: red to purple
Flowers: white
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: medium
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.




Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no