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Horse Chestnut vs Boughens Golden Chokecherry

Aesculus hippocastanum

Prunus virginiana Boughens

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.

Boughen's Golden Chokecherry typically grows into a shrub form with yellow fruit and beautiful green foliage. This type of chokecherry is particularly sweet because it is non-astringent, meaning that it does not produce tannins. Tannins are what create the puckering, or sour taste when eating something unripe.

The Boughen's Golden Chokecherry is high yielding and the berries are excellent for sauces, jellies, preserves and wine making.

NOTE: These seedlings were grown from seed, not all will be true to type but some will be.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

BOUGHENS GOLDEN CHOKECHERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $9.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 2b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Berries: yellow
Flavor: sweet
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium



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