Horsechestnut Tree (Aesculus hippocastanum)

horsechestnut tree (17784 bytes) The Horse Chestnut tree grows 40 to 70 feet in height. It makes a good street tree.
foliage (23675 bytes) Foliage is palmate.
 erect spike of white flowers (10351 bytes) Each flower is white streaked with red or yellow, with long, yellow, protruding stamens. (4596 bytes) Ornate white flowers grow in erect spikes in May. Each flower is white streaked with red or yellow, with long, yellow, protruding stamens.
horse chestnut fruit (18329 bytes) Seedpods are 2", round and spiny.
horsec hestnut fall foliage (38053 bytes) Fall foliage is bright red-gold.
horse chestnut bark (7924 bytes) Grey bark can exfoliate to show orange-brown inner bark.
horse shoe lenticil (2129 bytes) Facsimile of a horseshoe wherever a leaf has been.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

 

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