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Horse Chestnut vs Kentucky Coffeetree

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Horse Chestnut
Kentucky Coffeetree

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 Kentucky Coffeetree has the largest leaves of any native tree in North America! In the summer, its large green canopy provides shade. While in the winter, its leathery bean pods act as a decorative element against the sky as they rattle in the wind. Beautiful year-round, this tree is an elegant addition to any landscape.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

KENTUCKY COFFEETREE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 21 m (70 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: 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: high
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: Uncooked pods are toxic to humans

Other Names: coffeetree


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