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Horse Chestnut vs Northern Pin Oak

Aesculus hippocastanum

Quercus ellipsoidalis

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
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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 Pin oak has an attractive but irregular rounded crown with lower hanging branches. This species is one of the few oak species recommended for the prairies and colder areas. Northern Pin Oak prefers drier habitats.

The spectacular fall leaf color of this tree is the primary reason for its popularity. Fall leaves turn orange and red to reddish brown.

Squirrels, jays, deer, and similar animals love its acorns.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

NORTHERN PIN OAK QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 14 m (45 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: no
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: red
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Nuts: acorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: raw Horse Chestnut seed, leaf, bark and flower is toxic if ingested due to the presence of esculin.


Other Names: hills oak, jack oak, upland pin oak


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