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INDIAN HORSECHESTNUT
Aesculus indica

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Photo Locations: UC Davis Arboretum - Davis, CA

General Notes

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to Northwestern Himalaya.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Hippocastanaceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Oval or Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 - 60 feet.

Width: 35 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, Orange, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Summer. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Green Capsule, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Gray to Brown, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic Soil pH.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Strong.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Attracts Mammals.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Buffer Strip or Shade Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Aesculus indica Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 21, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/aesculus-indica >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.