Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' at Victoria Park

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' 0

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
mid May 2015

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' 1

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
late October 2015

Grid reference ST 15505 76940
Common name Baumann's horse chestnut
Common name Double horse chestnut
Origin Albania and Greece
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2015
Height 24M June 2015
Girth 441cm June 2015
Reference 216

This tree is a few yards south of the bandstand.

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' bark

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' bark
May 2015

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' leaf

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' leaf
mid May 2015

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower
mid May 2015

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower2

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower
mid May 2015

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower3

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' (no fruit)
late May 2016

General tree description

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' is a cultivar of the Common horse chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum. It is a medium to large tree that typically grows 18 to 25 metres tall, with an upright oval-rounded crown. It has palmate compound leaves, each with seven (or less frequently five) spreading ovate-oblong leaflets up to 25cm long. These emerge light green but mature to dark green in summer. In mid spring there are ornamental candles of double white flowers with red or yellow markings. This cultivar does not produce the fruits (conkers) characteristic of the species.