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Cultural Details for Aesculus turbinata

Common Name:
Japanese Horsechestnut

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White flowers 6-10" long panicles in May-June.

Fruit Details:
2" wide pear shaped, rough exterior usually with spines.

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Dark Gray-brown, old becoming platy, exfoliating.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Leaf blotch serious, powdery mildew, woodrot, canker, walnut scale, japanese beetle and bagworm.

Native Habitat:
Japan, Zones 5-7

Other Features:
For parks and large areas, not recommended for residential landscape.

Culture and Care:
Transplant balled/burlapped in full sun- light shade. Prune in early spring.

This plant was blooming:
5/10/2010 - 5/17/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.