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Horse Chestnut vs York Hazelnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Corylus avellana York

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Horse Chestnut
York Hazelnut

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 York Hazelnut is a high yielding deciduous tree. It produces delicious medium to large sized nuts that are great for eating or making a paste. Known to be resistant to eastern filbert blight.

It has a long bloom season and is compatible with most cultivars, making it a great pollinizer. Try pairing York Hazelnut with Yamhill Hazelnut.

Not all hazelnuts pollinate with each other so it is important to pick the correct pollination pairs. Two compatible varieties of hazelnut are required to produce nuts. Nuts will only be produced once maturity is reached, around 2-3 years.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

YORK HAZELNUT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
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
Nuts: large
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



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