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Horse Chestnut vs Peachleaf Willow

Aesculus hippocastanum

Salix amygdaloides

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Horse Chestnut
Peachleaf Willow

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.

The Peachleaf Willow is often a multi-stemmed willow that generally grows into a tall shrub. This versatile and useful small tree is often seen in riparian zones and erosion control projects. Wildlife rely on the twigs, foliage and bark for food.

A widely distributed willow species, it's long pointed leaves are dark green on top and pale green underneath. The Peachleaf Willow is the tallest of the native prairie willows reaching 40ft in height.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

PEACHLEAF WILLOW QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



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