Baumann's Horse Chestnut, Conker Tree
Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aesculus (ES-kew-lus) (Info)
Species: hippocastanum (hip-oh-KAS-tan-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Baumannii
Additional cultivar information:(aka Baumanii, Floreoplena)

Category:

Trees

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clermont, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumanii' DBL-WHITE HORSECHESTN. Dec (z4) (Hon,Bfly,Fra)
Impressive! with its large upright clusters of double white flowers over a longer period than the species, this 40-75' rounded tree is a fine form for the landscape: shade tree & accent. Sun-PSh/Med

Neutral

On Oct 6, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a double white form and does not set seed - so no conkers.