White Horse Chestnut, Large Trees

Shade Partial Shade
Area Exposed Windy Areas
Soil Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour White/Cream
Type Native, Screening
Flowering May, Jun

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' (Standard)

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SIZES 1-2 3-910+
6/8cm Girth Standard. Bareroot Out of Stock £89.94Out of Stock£74.94Out of Stock£69.96
  Prices include VAT(where applicable)



Chestnut, Horse (White) - Standard needs...
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Aesculus hippocastanum Baumannii: Bareroot White Horse Chestnut Trees in Standard Sizes

The White Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum Baumannii, has double flowers that are mostly white, with small pink dots in the centre. It is smaller than the Wild Horse Chestnut, so it's a better choice for a garden and has more ornamental value, because you can see more of the flowers from the ground.

It is a sterile tree, so you won't have any conkers to clear off pathways. This may be bad news for the kids, but it also means that this tree is safe to plant around livestock as Horse Chestnuts, despite the name, are poisonous to most animals.

They can reach a height of about 20-25 metres with a spread of 15 metres.

Browse our other varieties of Chestnut tree, our or complete list of trees.

Delivery season: White Horse Chestnut trees are delivered bareroot during late autumn and winter, approximately November-March inclusive.
Choosing a size: Small trees are cheaper, easier to handle and more forgiving of less than ideal aftercare, so they are best for a big planting project. If instant impact is your priority, or if you are only buying a few plants for use in a place where it is convenient to water them well in their first year, then you may as well use bigger ones. All our bareroot trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).


  • Height: 20-25m
  • Soil: Any well drained
  • Use: Specimen, parkland, avenue, urban
  • Colour: Mostly white, double flowers in May-June
  • Safe for horses
  • Bareroot delivery only: November-March

Growing Baumannii Chestnut Trees

Any well drained soil. Full sun is ideal, but it is fine to plant in partial shade where they will grow into the sun. Tolerant of pollution.

Did You Know?

Baumannii appeared as a natural mutation, called a sport, of the common chestnut around 1820, discovered by Constantin Auguste Napoleon Baumann (1804-1884), who would go on to be one of the managers of Baumann Frères plant nursery in Bollwiller, France (some records say that he discovered the sport on a tree near Geneva).
It is sometimes listed as Aesculus Flore Pleno.

Standard trees are measured by their girth in centimetres 1 metre above ground level: their trunk's waist measurement. Unlike sapling trees and hedge plants, standards aren't measured by their height, which will vary quite a bit both between and within species.
So, a 6/8cm standard tree has a trunk with a circumference of 6-8cm and an 8/10 standard has a trunk 8-10cm around. This measurement makes no difference to the tree's final height.
On average, standard trees are 2-3.5 metres tall when they arrive, but we cannot tell you precisely how tall your trees will be before we deliver them.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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