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Order: Fagales
   Family: Fagaceae
            Genus: Castanea
                        Specie: dentata

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained slightly acid soil

Features: Dark green leaves; creamy yellow catkins; edible nuts

Uses: Specimen tree Shade tree Woodland gardens

Zones: 4-9

Description: Once widely grown for its edible nuts, said to have the sweetest taste of all chestnuts, this tree is now rare both in cultivation and in its native eastern North America owing to the ravages of the fungal disease chestnut blight early in the twentieth ce

Growth Habit: Broad columnar habit

Comments: Endangered species

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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