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Horse Chestnut vs DArtagnan Cherry

Aesculus hippocastanum

Prunus cerasus dArtagnan

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Horse Chestnut
DArtagnan Cherry

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 D'Artagnan Cherry is a cold-hardy sour cherry that produces small, sweet dark-red berries that are ready for harvest in early August. It is typically high-yielding and the berries are good for fresh eating, or in preserves and desserts. It is comparable to the Romance series cherries, but has a typically shorter form.

The D'Artagnan Cherry is from the new Musketeer Series from the University of Saskatchewan. Cross pollinates well with the Romance series such as the Romeo or Juliet sour cherry.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

DARTAGNAN CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Harvest: Early August
Nuts: large nuts within spiky capsules. Slightly poisonous to eat
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: medium
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.