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Horse Chestnut vs Russian Mountain Ash

Aesculus hippocastanum

Sorbus aucuparia Rossica

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(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

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.

The Russian Mountain Ash is a stunning ornamental tree with the perfect pop of colour. It bears white flowers in the spring and gorgeous orange berries in the fall. Birds enjoy the berries that persist into the winter. It grows tall and can thrive in an urban setting making this an attractive ornamental tree for your landscaping project.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

RUSSIAN MOUNTAIN ASH QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (18 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Berries: orange-red
Flowers: showy white
Bark: shiny grey
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: high
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: high



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


Other Names: russian rowan


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