The very essence of Autumn. There can be nothing better than pulling open that spikey green casing to reveal a winning mahogany-bright conker. But before we get to that, the common horse chestnut shows off with large, creamy white flowers set against dark green leaves with wide lobes. If this tree is common, then it should be considered a common beauty. Hardy and deciduous, it will grow to in excess of 10m.
Suitable for: Avenues, pollarding, shade, specimens.
Features: Flowers, conkers, shade in summer.
Botanical Name: AESCULUS hippocastanum