Indian Horse Chestnut
The common European Horse Chestnut (A. hippocastanum) is unlikely to survive climate change but this Indian version has better summer heat tolerance and is less vulnerable to disease than its European cousin. Prominent pink and white upright flower panicles appear in summer, later than its cousin, with dense shade from its large, narrow green foliage thereafter. Drops distinctive ‘conker’ seeds. Medium growth rate.
Plant in a fertile, well drained soil enriched with organic matter. Water regularly during establishment. Fertilise in spring.