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Which Horse Chestnut??

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Bilbo675, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Bilbo675

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    I grew this tree from a conker given to me by a friend and the tree has now developed its first flower bud, I'm sure that although similar it's not the same as Aesculus hippocastanum which we see everywhere. My tree has a lovely orange/rust coloured bloom on the new growth and flower buds and the leaves are darker green and more robust than softer lighter green leaves seen on the usual trees :)

    Any ideas guys?

    Thanks in advance :)

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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I tend to think the "normal"hippocastanum is fairly variable.

      Could be a pink or possibly a good red, who knows, always interesting when something like this flowers first time.
       
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        Not long to wait @pete :)

        It's like expecting the birth of your first child :snork: :heehee: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
         
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          It's not the Indian one:)
           
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            I think you will find the Indian one flowers about a month later.:smile:
             
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              Mine does seem to be behind the usual ones around the town, can't wait for the flower to open now :) :)
               

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