horse chestnut - aesculus hippocastanum
Common Name: horse chestnut
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 50 to 75 ft
Width: 40 to 65 ft
Description: These trees can grow to be quite large, 100' or taller in the right setting. A stunning tree that can tolerate Minnesota's harsh conditions, especially if provided with moist, fertile soils. Its dark green palmately compound leaves typically have 7 leaflets, though occasionally only 5. It produces fruit in the form of a green, spiky capsule containing edible nuts. Able to survive in full sun or partial shade, A. hippocastanum is suited for use as an urban shade tree, particularly in parks or gardens.
"Aesculus hippocastanum". Missouri Botanical Garden". http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a846. Accessed 04 May 2018.