General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
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
Yellow
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
Monoecious

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Common names
  • Sweet Chestnut
  • Spanish Chestnut
  • Japanese Chestnut

Photo Gallery
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Location: Newby Hall, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2018-09-01
Location: Greenwich Park (Royal Park) London, England.
Date: 2013-10-18
Location: Newby Hall, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2018-09-01
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Date: 2018-09-10
Location: Gent, Belgium
Date: 2005-10-03
Location: Greenwich Park (Royal Park) London, England.
Date: 2013-10-18
Chestnuts everywhere.

Date: 2012-12-14
Location: Newby Hall, Yorkshire UK
Date: 2018-09-01
Location: Mountain forest of south-western Caucasus, near Big Sochi
Date: 2008-06-12
The pic was made on a cloudy day.

Date: 2012-11-19
Location: Greenwich Park (Royal Park) London, England.
Date: 2013-10-18
Thousands of chestnuts everywhere this year!

credit: Fir0002/Flagstaffotos
Location: The Netherlands, Nature reserve Savelsbos
Date: 2016-09-20

Date: 2012-12-14
Location: Botanical Garden Copenhagen

By Benjamin Gimmel, BenHur (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/c
Photo by bonitin

Date: 2012-11-19
Comments:
  • Posted by yurikashtanov (St.Petersburg, or Sochi, or North Smolensk reg., Russia; Los Frailes, Ecuador - Zone 10a) on Jan 12, 2013 10:32 AM concerning plant:
    Now, the western Caucasus population of the species suffers from epifitotia, caused by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica
    Ref.
    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.)
    2) http://zhurnal.ape.relarn.ru/a...
  • Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 5:43 PM concerning plant:
    Honey bees get nectar, pollen and honeydew from this plant.
Plant Events from our members
AndreA33 On December 18, 2016 Transplanted
Harvest of hundreds seedlings for replanting after "forest cleaning"
AndreA33 From October 22, 2016 to October 29, 2016 Harvested
Small harvest because of very hot and dry year in SW France
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