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Horse Chestnut vs Swiss Stone Pine

Aesculus hippocastanum

Pinus cembra

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Horse Chestnut
Swiss Stone Pine

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.

Swiss Stone Pine is a hardy, slow-growing evergreen. Narrowly pyramidal while young, this long-lived tree is adaptable to many soil types. Due to its shape and density, Swiss Stone Pine is a versatile shade or accent tree.

Although our pictures don't show it, this seldom seen tree is among the most attractive conifers we have seen and is likely why it is the most chosen tree used for memorials or dedications in public parks.

Swiss Stone Pine is also sought after for the large seeds it produces. They are often used as pine nuts are and are tasty in pesto.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

SWISS STONE PINE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: green
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic