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Horse Chestnut vs Blue Beech

Aesculus hippocastanum

Carpinus caroliniana

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Horse Chestnut
Blue Beech

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.

Blue Beech is a beautiful, ornamental tree with enticing features. The foliage transforms throughout the season, offering a kaleidoscope of color. New leaves emerge reddish-purple, transforming to dark green, and then turn striking shades of yellow, orange, and red in fall. Once all the foliage has dropped, grooved, blue-grey bark becomes striking on a winter landscape.

Blue Beech has an attractive globular shape and has been successfully grown in both full shade and full sun locations. Make sure you provide ample moisture to ensure this tree thrives.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

BLUE BEECH QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Nuts: Small nuts with earthy, sweet taste
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: low



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




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