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Horse Chestnut vs Cypress Oak

Aesculus hippocastanum

Quercus robur Fastigiata


Horse Chestnut
Cypress Oak

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.

Cypress Oak is an upright, columnar tree that is well suited as a privacy screen or for lining paths and driveways. The upright branch angle causes it to have a narrower spread which makes it suitable for areas with limited space. It has been described as having an elegant, formal look, growing into an upright oval shape with a short trunk. Compared to other oaks it has a much faster growth rate, especially when young.

Cypress Oak is an ancient oak species of England. Traditionally druids respect the oldest oak trees, considering them to be oracles.

Note: Most Oak species can be considered toxic for many animals.



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Zone: 3a
Zone: 5a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 17 m (55 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 5 m (15 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Bark: ridged dark grey-black
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Nuts: small acorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none

Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic

Other Names: columnar english oak, pyramid oak, upright english oak