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Horse Chestnut vs Discovery Japanese Elm

Aesculus hippocastanum

Ulmus davidiana var. japonica Discovery

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(new stock expected: fall of 2021)

Horse Chestnut
Discovery Japanese Elm

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.

Discovery Japanese Elm is great for anyone who doesn't have a lot of time to maintain their trees as it doesn't drop many seeds. It has beautiful dark green foliage and is resistant to Dutch Elm Disease. This elm is similar in shape to the American Elm but is roughly 30% smaller. Instead of having an irregular and broad-shaped crown as other Japanese Elms do, the Discovery Japenses Elm has symmetrical branching, an upright growth form, and develops a classic vase-like crown.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

DISCOVERY JAPANESE ELM QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 2a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 12 m (40 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: low
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.

Toxicity: Tester



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