Horse Chestnut trees are medium to large deciduous trees that typically grow to a size of 50 to 75 feet tall with an upright, oval-rounded shape. Leaves are compound and light green in color, with leaflets of about 4-10 inches in size. Showy white flowers bloom at terminal ends of branches in mid-spring. Horse Chestnuts form fruits that are interesting but not very ornamental. These trees do form nuts but they are not edible. This plant is considered invasive in some parts of the U.S. but not here in Arkansas. Horse Chestnuts are beautiful landscape trees for parks and large landscapes. Foliage will burn and become unattractive if the tree doesn’t get adequate moisture.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Showy white blooms in spring
- Interesting fruit
- Plant in moist, fertile, well-drained soil
- Tree grows quite large; place appropriately