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Baumann Horse Chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'

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Baumann Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Baumann Horse Chestnut flowers

Baumann Horse Chestnut flowers

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Baumann Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Baumann Horse Chestnut in bloom

Baumann Horse Chestnut in bloom

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Height:  40 feet

Spread:  40 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  European Horsechestnut


A very restrained variety from Europe, valued for its panicles of showy white flowers that rise above the leaves in spring and upright growth habit, compact size is ideal for smaller landscapes; relatively seedless, a good thing for this species

Ornamental Features

Baumann Horse Chestnut features bold spikes of white flowers with brick red centers rising above the foliage in mid spring. It has dark green deciduous foliage. The palmate leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Baumann Horse Chestnut is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Baumann Horse Chestnut is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade

Planting & Growing

Baumann Horse Chestnut will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade 
Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features
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