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(Baumann’s horse chestnut )

Discovered in Switzerland the early 19th century, Aesculus Baumannii was propagated from a sport (natural mutation) of the common horse chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum.

It is a large tree with a broad crown, growing well in most soil types and is also tolerant to air pollution.

In spring, the superb show of flowers starts, large double white blooms with pink centres. This tree is sterile so unlike our common horse chesnut it will not develop any conkers; disappointing for the young at heart but an advantage if being used for street planting.

The leaves are large, made up from 5-7 ribbed leaflets and often turn golden brown in autumn.

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Plant Profile

Name: Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii

Common Name: Baumann’s horse chestnut

Family: Sapindaceae

Height: 20-25m

Demands: Grows well in most soils. Also tolerant of air pollution

Foliage: Mid green, large leaves with 5-7 lobes / leaflets

Flower: Large double white flowers with a pink spot at the centre.

Fruit: This variety of Aesculus is sterile and does not produce any fruit.

Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii info sheet


Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii, Baumann's horse chestnut

The double white flowers of Baumann’s horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii

Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii standard

Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii - lobed leaves

Lobed leaves - made up of 5-7 leaflets

Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii - Autumn colour

Autumn colour

Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii standard Trees

Aesculus Baumannii 50-60cm girth standard trees

Aesculus hippocastanum Baumanii in the Woolcott and Smith Garden - What will we leave - RHS Chelsea 2013

Aesculus Baumannii supplied to the Woolcott and Smith: What will we leave Garden, RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013


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