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Castanea dentata - American Chestnut

Castanea dentata - American Chestnut

More About Castanea dentata

  • Oblong, toothed, dull green foliage
  • Fall colour is shades of yellow
  • Aromatic, creamy-yellow-white flowers clustered in slender catkins
  • Small nuts are sweet and edible and encased in spiny burrs
  • Bloom Time: June

Zone:

5

Height:

15-22 m

Spread:

15-22 m

Colour:

White
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American Chestnut Growing and Maintenance Tips

Now almost extinct in the wild because of a bark fungal disease, it should be planted in a moist, well-drained loam in full sun. Disease resistant cultivars are being developed. 


Castanea dentata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Edible
Edible

Soil Moisture

Well-drained

Attributes

Fruit

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum