A very restrained variety from Europe, valued for its panicles of showy white flowers that rise above the leaves in spring and upright growth habit, compact size is ideal for smaller landscapes; relatively seedless, a good thing for this species
Baumann Horse Chestnut features bold spikes of white flowers with brick red centers rising above the foliage in mid spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The palmate leaves turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Baumann Horse Chestnut is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;
Baumann Horse Chestnut is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Planting & Growing
Baumann Horse Chestnut will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 40 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn’t be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.