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Aesculus hippocastanum
HORSE CHESTNUT

SKU: 894-003
Regular price $9.77
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Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, growing to about 39 metres (128 ft) tall. The flowers are large and very attractive, and are a creamy-white with pink accents! It produces nut-like seeds called conkers or horse-chestnuts. Each conker is 2–4 cm (3⁄4–1+1⁄2 in) in diameter, glossy nut-brown with a whitish scar at the base.

It is widely cultivated in streets and parks throughout the temperate world, and has been particularly successful in places like Ireland, Great Britain and New Zealand, where they are commonly found in parks, streets and avenues. Cultivation for its spectacular spring flowers is successful in a wide range of temperate climatic conditions provided summers are not too hot, with trees being grown as far north as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faroe Islands, Reykjavík, Iceland and Harstad, Norway.

The horse-chestnut is also a favourite subject for bonsai.

Very limited supply.

Hardiness zones: 3-9

Seeds per pack: 3 large fresh seeds

Availability: If these seeds are showing out of stock, we strongly recommend joining our wait list, as these seeds have a very shorty viability window, and this helps ensure you get the freshest seeds possible! If they are available, they will only be available for a short time.

Note: These seeds are large, and will have extra freight charges as they do not qualify as a regular bubble envelope and are consider a parcel rate.

Germination: Please see information below, based on the time that you receive the seeds.

If you are receiving these seeds in summer or fall, they are best planted in the garden in the fall, to receive the natural cold of winter. Keep them in a refrigerator until planting time. They will grow in the spring, after the cold winter stratification period. To deter squirrels and other animals from digging up the seeds, bloodmeal can be sprinkled on the surface of the soil, which also acts as a fertilizer. Re-apply a light sprinkling after heavy rains, and in the spring. 

If you are receiving these seeds in winter or spring, the seeds should be planted right away in a small pot of soil, water, and place in a cold location for 90 days. Keep them lightly moist. Then bring them out to room temperature for them to germinate. Plant the trees outdoors before the fall.

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HORSE CHESTNUT

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Description

Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tree, growing to about 39 metres (128 ft) tall. The flowers are large and very attractive, and are a creamy-white with pink accents! It produces nut-like seeds called conkers or horse-chestnuts. Each conker is 2–4 cm (3⁄4–1+1⁄2 in) in diameter, glossy nut-brown with a whitish scar at the base.

It is widely cultivated in streets and parks throughout the temperate world, and has been particularly successful in places like Ireland, Great Britain and New Zealand, where they are commonly found in parks, streets and avenues. Cultivation for its spectacular spring flowers is successful in a wide range of temperate climatic conditions provided summers are not too hot, with trees being grown as far north as Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Faroe Islands, Reykjavík, Iceland and Harstad, Norway.

The horse-chestnut is also a favourite subject for bonsai.

Very limited supply.

Hardiness zones: 3-9

Seeds per pack: 3 large fresh seeds

Availability: If these seeds are showing out of stock, we strongly recommend joining our wait list, as these seeds have a very shorty viability window, and this helps ensure you get the freshest seeds possible! If they are available, they will only be available for a short time.

Note: These seeds are large, and will have extra freight charges as they do not qualify as a regular bubble envelope and are consider a parcel rate.

Germination: Please see information below, based on the time that you receive the seeds.

If you are receiving these seeds in summer or fall, they are best planted in the garden in the fall, to receive the natural cold of winter. Keep them in a refrigerator until planting time. They will grow in the spring, after the cold winter stratification period. To deter squirrels and other animals from digging up the seeds, bloodmeal can be sprinkled on the surface of the soil, which also acts as a fertilizer. Re-apply a light sprinkling after heavy rains, and in the spring. 

If you are receiving these seeds in winter or spring, the seeds should be planted right away in a small pot of soil, water, and place in a cold location for 90 days. Keep them lightly moist. Then bring them out to room temperature for them to germinate. Plant the trees outdoors before the fall.