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Horse Chestnut vs Ironwood Tree

Aesculus hippocastanum

Ostrya virginiana

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Horse Chestnut
Ironwood Tree

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.

Ironwood Tree is one of the strongest and most resilient trees you will find in North America. In fact, it has the hardest and most dense wood of any North American tree. Prized for its oval shaped canopy and showy winter trunk, this striking shade tree will make a beautiful addition to any yard. Make sure you do not plant near roads as it is highly salt sensitive.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

IRONWOOD TREE QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
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: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



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