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Horse Chestnut vs Schuettes Oak

Aesculus hippocastanum

Quercus × schuettei (Quercus bicolor × Quercus macrocarpa

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Horse Chestnut
Schuettes 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.

Schuettes Oak is a naturally occurring hybrid of Swamp White Oak and Bur Oak. With a faster growth than both parent species, it is one of the fastest growing Oak trees. They are known for growing very large and wide, so space them appropriately. It is considered one of the most adaptable Oaks with little preference on soil conditions. It can handle growing in wet, saturated soils as well as those that are dry, clay, or alkaline.

The Schuettes Oak has very large acorns. They have a large cup portion like the Bur Oak, but without the fringe. Due to the Swamp White Oak parentage, the acorns have less tannins and a sweeter taste. They are a food source for various wildlife including birds, squirrels, and deer.

HORSE CHESTNUT QUICK FACTS

SCHUETTES OAK QUICK FACTS

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Zone: 3a
Zone: 4a
Height: 12 m (39 ft)
Height: 18 m (60 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 15 m (50 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Hybrid: yes
Catkins: yes
Fall colour: yellow to orange
Nuts: large spiky nuts
Nuts: large, sweet acorns
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: long
Maintenance: medium
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: most parts of plant are toxic

Toxicity: when injested, can be toxic for many animals

Other Names: schuette oak, schuettes hybrid oak, swamp bur oak