The horse chestnut tree is an attention-grabbing specimen in the spring. One of the first trees to leaf, it features beautiful clusters of white or red flowers at the crown of the tree in early May. In addition to the beauty of the blooms, it also provides great shade in the summer. With a growth habit of 13-24″ each year, this tree will grow to a mature height of 50-75′. Though native to the mountainous wilds of Greece and Albania, you can find these trees easily on the Medford Campus as you travel through the covered walkway from Court 10 to Court 6.