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Horse Chestnut vs Northern Red Oak

Aesculus hippocastanum

Quercus rubra

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

COMING SOON

(new stock expected: later this season)

Horse Chestnut
Northern Red Oak

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.

Northern Red Oak is a medium-sized deciduous tree. It is fast-growing (for an oak tree) and is used primarily in lawns, parks, golf courses, street-side plantings, and commercial areas. Northern Red Oak's fall color is spectacular.

In open spaces, it has a short, massive trunk and an extensive crown. In forests Northern Red Oak grows with a tall columnar bole and small rounded head.

We are one of the only nurseries growing this tree.

Check out some video of the spectacular fall colour on our Northern Red Oak seedlings just before harvest on our YouTube Channel. Click here.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN RED OAK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 20 m (66 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: red
Bark: Smooth and grey (young), Furrowed and grey (mature)
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Nuts: Produces acorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
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: champion oak, red oak


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