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Horse Chestnut vs Prairie Splendor Norway Maple

Aesculus hippocastanum

Acer platanoides Prairie Splendor

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(new stock expected: later this season)

Horse Chestnut
Prairie Splendor Norway Maple

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.

Prairie Splendor Norway Maple has stunning burgundy to purple foliage in every season. It is an attractive, ornamental shade tree. Bright yellow flowers form along the branches in early spring before the leaves,

It is relatively cold-hardy, but may need some protection to thrive in colder climates. With its large oval shape and dense foliage, the Prairie Splendor Norway Maple will make a great addition to your yard and provide shade once mature.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

PRAIRIE SPLENDOR NORWAY MAPLE QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3b
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 9 m (30 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 8 m (25 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: 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: 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.