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Horse Chestnut vs Amur Maackia

Aesculus hippocastanum

Maackia amurensis

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Horse Chestnut
Amur Maackia

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.

Amur Maackia is a robust and pretty tree often used for urban decoration and landscaping. This tree has coppery peeling bark that can sometimes resemble lace. Its upright clusters of small white flowers usually bloom in midsummer. Amur Maackia's Small size makes it a great choice for small yards or limited space.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

AMUR MAACKIA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Fall colour: brown
Flowers: upright clusters of small white flowers
Bark: shiny copper colour shedding in curls
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic


Other Names: maackia