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American Elm vs Horse Chestnut

Ulmus americana

Aesculus hippocastanum

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

American Elm
Horse Chestnut

American Elm is fast growing, tall tree with a recognizable and pleasing shape.

It's well suited for urban environments because of its non-invasive roots and ability to grow on harsh sites (quite salt tolerant). American Elm develops a wide, dense canopy that provides shade for many city streets around North America.

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.

AMERICAN ELM QUICK FACTS

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $3.69 - SAVE UP TO 8%
Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 30 m (98 ft)
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: bright yellow
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: medium
Life span: very long
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: medium
Suckering: none




Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic

Other Names: water elm, whilte elm