Copyright Chris Frost 2019 | All Rights Reserved

Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)

Mature horse chestnut trees grow to a height of around 40m and can live for up to 300 years. The bark is smooth and pinky-grey when young, which darkens and develops scaly plates with age. Twigs are hairless and stout; buds are oval, dark red, shiny and sticky.

Seen in the gardens of Chiswick House in May 2020


Leave a comment