Please note, orders for potted plants will be shipped starting Late September.

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), potted tree, 9-inch-pot, organic

$40.00

Family:  Soapberry (Hippocastanaceae)

Hardy to zones 3 to 8

(Conker Tree)  Native to the Balkans in Southeastern Europe, Horse chestnut is a stout deciduous tree to 90 feet tall, magnificent, whith a spreading crown tipped by handsomely swollen, resiny buds.  An excellent choice for creating the mature landscape, the tree also makes a fine bonsai.  The nuts are employed for making Bach remedies and as a natural whitening agent used by dyers and weavers.  Traditional usage (TWM): tonifying blood vessels.

Potted Tree, 9-inch-deep pot, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Question

    Kevin R Hustler (verified owner)

    We had our horse chestnut tree delivered in May and it was doing very well in it’s sunny spot in our backyard. I woke up this morning to water it and notice all the leaves were eaten off of it. I’m thinking a deer?
    I was going to cage the tree for the first year or so but thought nothing will eat this. Can I order another?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi kevin, i think what happens sometimes is that we keep such good care of the tree that eventually, as other food sources dry up, something that normally wouldn’t be on the menu for deer becomes attractive to them. If only the leaves were eaten and the buds are still intact then this could be a temporary setback. yes i think the world needs more horse chestnut trees and we have nice ones available. richo

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  2. Question

    Agnes

    Hello, We live in south west Michigan. What would be the best time to plant these trees?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi Agnes, SW Michigan is a zone 6-b. The Horse chestnut is hardy to zone 3, it is a good choice for your area. The best time to plant it would be in the spring. If you ordered now, we wouldn’t ship until September and there might not be time for it to dig in before winter. r

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    Sergey UV

    I live in Central Florida. My understanding is I could keep and grow the Horse-chestnut plant being potted, as long as I create appropriate environment, however my question is if it would survive if at some point when it’s big enough, I plant it in the ground outside

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Sergey, We have these listed to Zone 8 so you can give it a go. The tree does betyter in moist heat like FL and poorly in dry heat like TX. Richo

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    Kevin h

    Hello, I live in Massachusetts. If I buy and plant now will the tree survive through the winter?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Kevin,
      I think it might stress the tree, because it won’t have time to root in much. We’ll have these in the spring, that would be a good time for you to plant one. Richo

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  5. Question

    Sandy

    Let’s say I wanted five horse chestnut trees how far apart should I plant them and how fast do they grow through the year?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sandy,
      The horse chestnuts grow about a foot a year. Or so. Depending on conditions. I had to really baby one of mine through a slow-growing period, weeding the grass out of it and repairing the cage, watering, and now it is a towering monster, currently in full flower. seems like that happened overnight. They really do have spreading arms. 30 feet apart would be about right. r

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  6. Question

    Henry

    How old are the Horse Chestnut trees you are selling in 9″ pot for $40?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Henry,
      Currently the Horse Chestnut that we are selling for $40.00 in the 9 inch pot are 4 year olds.
      Richo

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  7. Question

    Belinda Meiter

    Is it possible to grow this in a pot to keep it under 6-8 ft? I have limited space.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Belinda,
      These are sometimes used for bonsai and as such, with typical bonsai culture (wide and shallow pot, roots disturbed to stunt, pruned back vigorously), they may be kept indefinitely in potted culture. There is also a middle ground–plant up to a large pot (5 to 10 gallon) and keep trimmed back to desired size.
      Richo

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    • Bob

      Can you guarantee tree will have straight trunk starting from root line.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Bob, As far as my experience goes, the horse chestnuts always have straight trunks. Richo

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    Brandi

    Is there any type of warranty for products?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Brandi,
      We haven’t ever had the need for such a thing.
      Richo

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  9. Question

    Diane Mooberry

    Do I need 2 Horse Chestnuts?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      No, they are self-fertile. r

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