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Aug 9, 2015 2:22 PM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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This popped up in my garden, it's a tree or shrub because of the woody-like stem..I have no idea what it could be..
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Aug 9, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Given where you garden, I wonder if it might be European beech (Fagus sylvatica)?
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Aug 9, 2015 3:03 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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Reminds me of Chestnut.
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Aug 9, 2015 3:49 PM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Thanks for the replies!
I also thought for a moment Rob, it could be European Beech but it isn't, I do have another volunteer which is a Fagus sylvatica purpurea, the purple leaved variety and when comparing the two they don't match..
I think the Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) is correct Leslieray, the shape of the leaves and the arrangement of the veins do match !
No idea how it ended up in my garden though..the seed is large and could not have been carried by birds and I haven't eaten nor bought those for many years.. Confused
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Aug 9, 2015 8:40 PM CST
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
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Here there moved around by Jays that plant them and other nuts including pecans, walnuts, chestnuts, and tons of acorns then forget them. There gardening ideas make for a lot of work removing seed/saplings which can be tough if they get growing for a while before you fined them. Most chestnuts that fall are eaten by one critter or another including me. They make a delicious soup! I tip my hat to you.
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Aug 10, 2015 1:33 AM CST
Name: Myriam Vandenberghe
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Frogs and Toads Ferns I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Birds Plant Identifier
Ah that makes sense, I often do have Jays for visitors in the garden! Smiling
I love Chestnuts, used to eat a lot when I was young, they are also nice roasted in the fire like potatoes!
The tree is beautiful too, but unfortunately i have no room for it in my little town garden..
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