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A picture of a American chestnut

American chestnut

Castanea dentata

Also known as

Chestnut

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30m

Max

15m

15m

Min

6m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

American chestnut Overview

A round, deciduous tree native to Eastern U.S.A. The mid green leaves are lance-shaped to oblong.

How to propagate American chestnut

Seed

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn.

Budding

The cultivars are propagated by budding in the summer.

Grafting

Grafting in late winter.

Other uses of American chestnut

Raw material