|Aesculus indica subsp. var.||Indian horse chestnut|
Indian or Himalayan Horse Chestnut is an attractive tree growing to about 30 meters (100 feet) with a spread to about by 12 meters (39 feet). It is hardy to -15°C (5°F), USDA zones 7-9  It is hardy to zone 7 but is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.with plentiful white blossoms during May and June. Its large leaves 10-20cm long by 2-6 cm wide are also ornamental and the mature tree forms a beautiful round canopy.
Is common along the Himalayan Low-lands, between Kashmir and Western Nepal at elevations' between 900 and 3,000 metres. In the British Isles it is popular in many parks and estates where it was introduced in the mid 19th. century. It is found in many parts of the USA too.. The commercial collection of its seeds for flour production seems to have impacted on the natural distribution of this species
- More information about this species can be found on the genus page.
Pests and diseases
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Aesulus indica Fact Sheet ST-63 http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/aesinda.pdf
- ↑ Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Vol. 8(2), April 2009, pp. 285-286. Ethnobotany of Indian horse chestnut (Aesculus indica) in Mandi district, http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/3963/1/IJTK%208(2)%20285-286.pdf