Double-flowered Horse Chestnuts

Double-flowered Horse Chestnuts | Aesculus hippocastanum 'Baumannii'

In front of the station, a double-flowered horse chestnut is displayed in the circular garden. Striking are the 'white candles' that adorn the tree in May and June.

The horse chestnut originates from Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe and is widely planted in the Netherlands. The tree likes slightly acidic, nutrient-rich soil and a sunny position. The horse chestnut can grow up to 25 meters high. The lower branches sag at a later age and then grow straight upwards. This gives the tree a 'heavy crown'. The fact that the tree looks rather dark is due to the dark green leaves, which are palmate: narrow at the base and broad at the top.