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White Oak vs Horse Chestnut

Quercus alba

Aesculus hippocastanum

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

White Oak
Horse Chestnut

White Oak is large, long-lived tree with an irregular trunk divided into spreading, often horizontal, stout branches. A highly adaptable tree, White Oak features green acorns and beautiful green leaves that turn red-purple in the fall.

With a huge growth in bourbon and scotch over the past few decades there is an emerging shortage of white oak that is the primary tree used for cask barrels and aging.

Horse Chestnut is a medium sized deciduous tree that is native to Greece but has been grown in North America for hundreds of years. It produces large nuts.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

WHITE OAK QUICK FACTS

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $18.99 - SAVE UP TO 33%
Zone: 4a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: dark red
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: acorns
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none




Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic