Aesculus hippocastanum
Horsechestnut
Sapindaceae

Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner

Horse Chestnut Leaf Miner (Cameraria ohridella):

Treatment is not yet available. It is necessary to dispose of the leaves in the fall. More information here.

Diseases Aesculus hippocastanum

Horsechestnut_Leaf_Blotch **

Leaf blotch (guignardia aesculi):

Large brown discoloration (necrosis) on the leaves. Treatment is not necessary.
canker **

Canker (Nectria galligena):

Fungi that leads to the breaking off of bark. Affected twigs and branches should be removed and burned. If the trunk is affected, then an expert should be called to remove canker.

 

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Classification Aesculus hippocastanum

Height: up to 25 m (82 ft)

Leaf: 5 -7 leaves finger-like, doubly serrated

Flowers: May, white to yellowish red, umbels 20 -30 cm, upright

Fruit: capsule, thorny, spring open, 1 - 2 nuts

Branches: light brown to reddish brown

Bark: brown - grayish green

Root: deep roots in the shape of a heart

Habitat: sun to partial shade

Soil: sandy to loamy

ph-value: slightly acidic to basic

Mark: Tree of the Year 2005 The tree carries the designation because in early times sick horses were fed chestnuts to fight sickness, for example, coughing and intestinal worms.