SelecTree: Tree Detail
Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Finch Arboretum - Spokane, WA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Previously listed in the Hippocastanaceae family.
Additional Common Names
BAUMANNII HORSECHESTNUT, CONKER TREE
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 - 80 feet.
Width: 40 - 50 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Palmately Compound, Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Double White. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Fruitless Brown Capsule, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Exfoliating or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 10, 12 and 14 - 17.
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun.
Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to White-marked Tussock Moth and Japanese Beetle, Leaf Blotch, Scorch, Powdery Mildew and Leaf Spot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as High.
Allergy and Poisonous Health Hazard.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Shade Tree, Street Tree, Buffer Strip or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 25, 2018.
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