Castanea sativa

Sweet Chestnut

castanea sativa
castanea sativa
castanea sativa sweet chestnut foliage
castanea sativa sweet chestnut nut
castanea sativa sweet chestnut young tree

Forms a tall, stately tree with wide-spreading branches. Great shade tree for wide, open spaces. Glossy, deep-green leaves with sharply-toothed margins. Red-brown fruits wrapped in a green, spiky case ripen in autumn. Yellow autumn leaves. Has both male and female flowers on the same tree, but these are mostly self-incompatible, so more than one tree is required for pollination and nut production.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
edible tree Edible
paddocks Paddocks
shade Shade
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Fagaceae, a family of flowering trees and shrubs. In temperate regions, species of this family are mostly deciduous, whereas in the tropical regions, many species occur as evergreen.

Genus: Castanea, castanea (Latin, noun), meaning 'chestnut tree, chestnut'. Commonly known as chestnut, a genus of deciduous trees and shrubs that are native to the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.

Species: Castanea sativa, satīva (Latin, adjective), meaning 'sown, planted, cultivated', in reference to the species being widely cultivated by humans since ancient times.

Common Name: Sweet Chestnut

Description and Features

Description: Forms a tall, stately tree with wide-spreading branches. Great shade tree for wide, open spaces. Glossy, deep-green leaves with sharply-toothed margins. Red-brown fruits wrapped in a green, spiky case ripen in autumn. Yellow autumn leaves. Has both male and female flowers on the same tree, but these are mostly self-incompatible, so more than one tree is required for pollination and nut production.

Height: 10m

Width: 7m

Uses: Paddocks, Shade

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic

Types: Edible

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Yellow

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Green

Fruit:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: Green, Red, Brown

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: None

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The grade size is the size of the bag/pot the tree is in. This is measured in either litres or pints per bag.

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The standard height is the height of the clear trunk from the bottom of the trunk to the graft or the first branch (if it is not grafted).

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Prices subject to change without notice. Actual stock quantity may differ. Every care is taken to accurately record heights but due to slightly different growth rates and other natural variables that can occur within and to a species, variety, or cultivar, the actual height of the final product may differ from what is stated.