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Horse Chestnut vs Sweet Thing Cherry

Aesculus hippocastanum

Prunus cerasus Sweet Thing

ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

COMING SOON

(new stock expected: later this season)

Horse Chestnut
Sweet Thing 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 Sweet Thing Cherry is a sour cherry hybrid of Carmine Jewel and Erdi Jubileum that produces sweeter and firmer berries than other cold-hardy sour cherry varieties. The berries are a deep burgundy red and quite sweet, making them excellent for fresh eating and also desserts, jams and jellies.

The Sweet Thing Cherry, or the Jubileum, is highly suckering so it can establish your hedge quickly, or fill in gaps.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

SWEET THING CHERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Flavor: sweet
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.


Other Names: jubileum