Horse chestnuts are deciduous trees and shrubs with large, palmately compound, green leaves. Their foliage turns a bright yellow colour in autumn. Big, erect inflorescences appear in late spring.
Latin name: Aesculus hippocastanum
They grow in full sun and part shade, in deep, moderately moist, drained, fertile soils.
Plant alone, or in rows and clusters.
Propagated by seeds that require a cold-moist stratification to germinate, or by grafting.
Big tree with a spherical crown and pale pink flowers in spring.