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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 65 feet (20 m)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Historic Greenwich and the Royal Park (Part 1)Historic Greenwich and the Royal Park (Part 1)
By NEILMUIR1 on June 19, 2010

Greenwich has more history than most people could research in their lifetime. From stone age tools found in Greenwich, the Romans in AD43, the Saxons settlement in the 10th century, to the Danes who in 1011 kidnapped Archbishop Alfege for a ransom, it is an amazing place. When the ransom was not paid, he was murdered and St. Alfege's Church stands in Greenwich to this day! Many of the things in Greenwich the tourists don't see, as they simply don't know about them.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 5:43 PM

Honey bees get nectar, pollen and honeydew from this plant.

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Posted by yurikashtanov (St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or North Smolensk reg., Russia; Los Frailes, Ecuador - Zone 10a) on Jan 12, 2013 10:32 AM

Now, the western Caucasus population of the species suffers from epifitotia, caused by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica
1)Anagnostakis S. L., Hillman B. Evolution of chestnut tree and its blight//Arnoldia, 1992, Vol.. 52, # 2: 4-10. Anagnostakis S. L., Hillman B. Evolution of chestnut tree and its blight//Arnoldia, 1992, Vol.. 52, # 2: 4-10.)

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Small harvest because of very hot and dry year in SW France
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