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PlantFiles: Japanese Horsechestnut
Aesculus turbinata

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aesculus (ES-kew-lus) (Info)
Species: turbinata (turb-in-AY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Aesculus dissimilis

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Category:
Trees

Height:
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Bronze-Green

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Aesculus turbinata JAPANESE HORSECHESTNUT Dec (z6) (Bfly)
"The most striking of all...in size of leaf"(Bean), this large tree (80+') has leaves as long as 16" (27"w stalk!) which are attractively veined & tinted in fall;creamy flowers on 5-8"stalks are later than common H.C. S/M

Regional...

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

Anniston, Alabama
Louisville, Kentucky
Dyersburg, Tennessee
Cambridge, Wisconsin



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