- Flower nameAesculus hippocastanum
- Scientific nameAesculus hippocastanum
- Alias西洋栃木, マロニエ, marronnier, horse-chestnut
- Place of originBalkans and Turkey
- Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Park, Streets, Planting
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Aesculus hippocastanum
Aesculus hippocastanum, horse-chestnut or conker tree (scientific name:Aesculus hippocastanum) is a deciduous tree with a large dome-shaped trunk in the family Sapindaceae native to the Balkans and Turkey. It is also called horse chestnut. It is native to woodland areas. The leaves are palmate and opposite at the ends of branches. In spring, it produces 20 to 50 four-petaled white flowers with red spots on the white ground with a 10-30 cm conical inflorescence.
Common name: Aesculus hippocastanum or horse chestnut, scientific name: Aesculus hippocastanum, alias: horse-chestnut, marronnier, place of origin: the Balkans to Turkey, Tree height: 36-39 m, Leaves: palmate compound; lobes: 25 cm in inverted ovate; leaf margins: double-serrated; dioecious, Inflorescence: Conical inflorescence with 20 to 50 small flowers, cones, Inflorescence height: 10-30 cm, diameter: 1.5 cm, flower colour: red spots on white ground, flowering time: spring, fruit: spherical capsule with short spines, Fruit diameter: 5 cm; fruit color: green; seed color: brown; seed diameter: 2-4 cm.