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

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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)

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral berrygirl 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 philomel 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.

Regional...

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

Clermont, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky



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