Horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum

Origin: non-native

Type: deciduous

Height: up to 40m high

Winter buds: reddish brown colour, sticky, arranged in opposite pairs.

Leaves: compound, opposite, 5-7 toothed, stalkless leaflets.

Flowers: male and female white flowers arranged on upright spikes.

Fruit: conkers in spiny cases.

Distribution: park and garden tree.