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Horse Chestnut vs Butternut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Juglans cinerea

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Horse Chestnut
Butternut

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.

Butternut is one of the few walnut varieties native to Canada. The nuts are sought after for their mild, sweet, and oily taste. Ensure this tree is planted in full sun and well-drained soil for best results.

Butternut is self-fertile but it has better yields when planted near other butternuts. It can survive in zone 2, but reliably produces nuts in zone 3.

Want a large order (over 500 trees) of Butternut? Ask us about contract grows and get the best prices for our 2019 harvest!

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

BUTTERNUT QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $24.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 25 m (82 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 8 m (27 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Nuts: brown shell with cream core starting around age 10
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
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: demon walnut, oilnut, white walnut


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