Indian Horse Chestnut

Aesculus indica, commonly known as the Indian horse chestnut or Himalayan horse chestnut, is a deciduous tree native to the Himalayan region of Asia. This tree belongs to the genus Aesculus and is known for its attractive foliage and showy flowers.

The Appearance

A large deciduous tree with a broad, rounded crown and large, palmate leaves. It produces large, showy clusters of white flowers with red and yellow markings.


The Produce

These flowers give way to spiky fruits containing seeds.


The Flowers

Produces large clusters of white flowers with red and yellow markings in late spring.


The Leaves

The compound leaves are palmately divided into five to seven leaflets, radiating from a central point. Each leaflet is ovate with serrated edges and a pointed tip.


The Bark

The bark is gray and smooth when young, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in gardens and parks.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including pollinators and birds. The seeds are eaten by birds and small mammals.


The Culture

Valued for its ornamental flowers and large leaves. Often planted in parks and large gardens.


Fun Facts

The Indian Horse Chestnut is known for its impressive flowers and large, showy leaves.

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