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Horse Chestnut vs Eastern Redbud

Aesculus hippocastanum

Cercis canadensis

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Horse Chestnut
Eastern Redbud

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 Eastern Redbud is known for the pea-like pink buds that emerge in clusters on the bark, embellishing the tree in stunning flowers. They have a longer bloom time, sometimes for two to three weeks before the heart-shaped leaves emerge for the summer. Inedible pods emerge that turn brown in the summer, this tree is a part of the bean family.

Native to the Eastern North America. The Eastern Redbud can tolerate acidic and alkaline soil. Plant this as a beautiful understory species or shaded residential yard or garden. The bright pop of color will make an attractive ornamental tree.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

EASTERN REDBUD QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 8 m (25 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 9 m (30 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flowers: rose-purple, pea-like
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high



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


Other Names: judas tree