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Horse chestnut sapling?

JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
Hi all,

Ive got a two or three of these sprung up in places where I cant get flowers going - is it horse chestnut?

Can they be kept small?

Last thing I want is more trees right now.




  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995
    Yes... no.. unless you've got a small pot?

    Utah, USA.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,961

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • FireFire Posts: 19,000
    Yes, it's a horse chestnut. No you don't want it.
  • IgrowfromseedIgrowfromseed Posts: 284
    The squirrels buried them conkers in Autumn and they pop up everywhere in spring
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,440
    I grow them on, along with walnuts and hazels and then donate to a charity called Trees for Bath. They then grow them on till they are saplings and plant them to green up Bath.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783
    Hmm, not sure I have the time to miniaturise then. Bonsai?  Maybe more like bonfire.

    I am starting to suspect that my cute pair of squirrels I helped feed through winter are actually shaping up to be my arch enemies.
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