Horse Chestnut Tree - Identification & Facts

Horse Chestnut Tree – Identification & Facts

The tree typically grows to a height of about 20-40 feet, with a spread of about 20-30 feet, and has an upright oval shape. The Horse Chestnut Tree has dark green leaves that are serrated on the edges and grow in pairs along the branch. The Horse Chestnut Tree produces clusters of small white flowers in late spring that turn into yellow-green fruits in September to October.

The Horse Chestnut Tree is not an endangered species but it is susceptible to pests, such as the chestnut blight fungus, which causes cankers on branches and twigs, which can lead to branch dieback or even death of the tree if left untreated for too long.