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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained slightly acid soil

Features: Coarsely toothed leaves; creamy yellow catkins; edible nuts

Uses: Specimen tree Shade tree Woodland gardens

Zones: 5-9

Description: Native to central and eastern China and Korea, this species is commonly seen as a tree of 40 ft (12 m) with ovate or oblong, coarsely serrated leaves. It differs from the European species in having persistent downy shoots and short-stalked leaves, some of

Growth Habit: Broad columnar habit


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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