Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
Baumann Common Horsechestnut

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
White (Very showy panicles of double white flowers in spring; long lasting)
Green (Dark, coarse, green compound leaves in the summer; no appreciable fall color)
 Ultimate Height:
50-80 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
40-50 feet
 Light Requirements:
Widely adaptable to soils, except those that are very dry
Cultivated origin
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Opposite, palmately compound leaves usually have 7 sessile, serrate leaflets (4-10" long by 2-5" wide) with a rusty tomentose on the bottom. Petiole is 3-5" long. Huge shield-shaped leaf scars. Large sticky terminal buds are reddish-brown.

Additional Information

'Baumannii' is known for its large panicles of double flowers. The flowers are sterile, so none of the large, littering, poisonous fruit of the species type are produced, increasing this tree's usability. Widely adapted to soils and environments; however, very dry conditions must be avoided. Leaf blotch often disfigures foliage.

When Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





4 Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' found

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