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Horse Chestnut vs European White Birch

Aesculus hippocastanum

Betula pendula

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

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

Horse Chestnut
European White 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. It produces large nuts.

European White Birch is a mid-sized shade tree native to Eurasia. This deciduous tree has a pyramidal form when young, maturing into a rounded crown with arched branches and drooping branchlets.

The trunk is slender, with white bark featuring black diamond-shaped lenticels. European White Birch is an ideal landscape tree for parks and gardens.

Similar to the Cutleaf Weeping Birch, this species is a popular ornamental.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

EUROPEAN WHITE BIRCH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 15 m (49 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: bright yellow
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: none
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: silver birch, weeping birch


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