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Horse Chestnut vs Mountain Maple

Aesculus hippocastanum

Acer spicatum

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

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.

A top CO2 absorbing species. Experts think this tree may help climate change more than others.

Used to growing in the shadows of the damp forest, White Maple (aka Mountain Maple) is a great fit for shady and wet areas, such as beneath larger trees. Unlike most of its cousins, the White Maple is a shrub instead of a tree. It's still a maple, however, with sap that can be made into Maple syrup to prove it!

In May and June, the classic shapes of Maple leaves are joined by clusters of green and yellow flowers. Soon after, red samaras (aka helicopter seeds or whirligigs) appear. This distinctive appearance makes White Maple an excellent choice for giving urban yards a unique (and patriotic) look.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

MOUNTAIN MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 15 m (50 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: purple to bright red to yellow
Flowers: yellow and green
Bark: thin reddish or greyish
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic


Other Names: white maple