Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' at Llandaff Fields

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' 0

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 15924 77935
Common name Baumann's horse chestnut
Common name Double horse chestnut
Origin Albania and Greece
Deciduous Yes
Tag 0039
Old tag 01332
Height 23M April 2016
Girth 313cm April 2016
Reference 430

This tree is close to Western Avenue, at the north end of Llandaff Fields, the last tree on the west side of the Chestnut avenue. Most of the mature Chestnut trees in this avenue between the old drinking fountain and Western Avenue appear also to be 'Baumannii', in that they do not produce fruit (conkers).

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' bark

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' bark
April 2016

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower
mid May 2016

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower2

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower
late May 2016

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flower3

Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii' flowers gone but no fruit
early June 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.