Aesculus indica foilage
Aesculus indica foilage
Mature specimens of Aesculs indica in an urban environment
The golden yellow autumn colours of Aesculus indica
The pink-white flower of Aesculus indica in detail
Medium Indian Horse Chestnut from this batch

Aesculus indica

Indian Horse Chestnut

Estimated fully grown height 17-22m

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Product Details

We are indebted to Henry Girling who very kindly gave us seed from the clonal selection Sydney Pearce from his garden to grow on.

A majestic tall tree well suited to parkland and large estates which has a rounded habit. It bears pyramidal panicles of pink flushed flowers in summer while its foliage is bronze when young turning glossy and dark green before changing to orange and yellow in autumn.

It tolerates chalky soils well.

There has been increase incidence of what was thought to be Phytophthora bleeding canker on Horse Chestnuts especially in the South East and Midlands of England. Research is ongoing but it is now believed the cause is a bacterium rather than a fungus but feedback from arborists is suggesting Aesculus indica has immunity from the infection. However it is not a common tree so the jury is out on this one.

Its deeply cut leaves make it the prettiest of the Chestnut family but annoyingly it sometimes sets flower on the terminal growing bud making it difficult to grow straight. However this is our problem to resolve not yours!

Mature height: 20m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.