Horse chestnut – Aesculus hippocastanum (Bare Root Plants) 40-60cm

Aesculus hippocastanum is a very large, majestic tree that was introduced to England as far back as the 1600s. It has large, palmate leaves that emerge as green in the spring, turning to seasonal shades of red and brown in the autumn. Candles of creamy white flowers also emerge in the spring, tinted yellow and then pink. These flowers are followed by conkers, that appear in their recognisable spiky, green cases in autumn. Reaching a mature height of 20m+, the Horse chestnut grows well in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-draining, slightly acidic soils. Often planted for the much-loved conker, Aesculus hippocastanum is a superb tree, ideal for parklands or large gardens.

Please select the size and quantity of your Aesculus hippocastanum from the table below.

Bare Root plants are available from early November to late March. We can take Pre-orders before this time and dispatch the plants as soon as they are available.


Bare Root Pack SizePriceQuantity 
25 Plants£98.75

All prices are inclusive VAT



In stock, available for nationwide delivery or collection.


Too heavy/large to ship by normal carrier. Customer services to arrange.


Not in stock currently, usually only a short order time.


Not available at present.

If the availability below is not listed as ‘In Stock’ please contact us for more information regarding the item. We are always updating the stock for sale at our tree nursery but some varieties may only be available through the winter season.

Horse chestnut – Aesculus hippocastanum (Bare Root Plants) 40-60cm


  • Size : 40-60cm
  • Botanical name/s : Aesculus hippocastanum
  • Common name/s : Horse chestnut
  • Flower / Foliage : Green leaves turn to red and brown. White flowers emerge in spring, followed by conkers in spiky, green cases.
  • Plant type : Deciduous
  • Flowering period : Spring
  • Mature height : 20m+
  • Mature spread : Up to 15m
  • Growth rate : Moderate
  • Recommended usage : These superb trees are ideal for parklands or large gardens.
  • Nursery grown : Yes


Aesculus hippocastanum plants must be heeled-in firmly around the base of the plants. Bare root plants will benefit from watering in the early stages of establishment.

Check tree tie / stake isn’t rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.

Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branches.

Remove any weeds from around the base of the Horse chestnut tree (including grass).

  • Position/Aspect : Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil : Plant in moist, well-draining, slightly acidic soil for the best autumn colour.
  • Hardiness : Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters.
  • Plant maintenance : Low maintenance.

How do I order from King & Co?

Order online

Your order may be placed via our Online Shop, which is fast simple and secure.

After your Online Shop order has been placed we will send an order confirmation email to the email address provided. This will provide you with details of your order, including the order number, which you should check and retain for your records. If there is an error in your order requirement, please contact us as soon as possible quoting your order number, so that we can rectify prior to dispatch.

Phone us

We will take your credit or debit card payment over the phone. Simply call us on 01376 340469 and one of our experienced team are always available to discuss your order.

From our Nursery

Collect your trees or shrubs from our Nursery in Rayne.


We accept all major credit cards including: Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Credit, Visa Electron and Visa Debit.

How can I expect delivery from King & Co?

Overnight to your door

We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

Via Online Shop

Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 10am Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday – Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.

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