Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) 'Baumannii'
|Species||:||Aesculus Hippocastanum Baumannii|
|Common Name(s)||:||Horse Chestnut|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||White Flower|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Soil Type||:||Chalk Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
This was discovered by A.N. Baumann near Geneva in 1820.
It was propogated from a branch sport from the mother hippocastanum tree.
It is notable for its double white flowers and the fact that it does not produce “conkers”, which may be seen as an advantage if required for large streets and avenues.
The main branches are rather horizontal, so high pruning is required when used as a street tree.
It can commonly grow in excess of 30 metres and it is always amusing to see kids chucking objects at one in full foliage in anticipation of a shower of conkers as a reward, not knowing it is sterile.
Particularly grand in the spring with its strong growth and flower display, it thrives in all soils and tolerates air pollution.
Like all hippocastanum types however they are the first to wane in September prior to dormancy.
Mature height: 20m+