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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 100 ft (30 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained slightly acid soil

Features: Dark green glossy leaves, furry beneath; delicious edible nuts

Uses: Specimen tree Shade tree Woodland gardens Fruit production

Zones: 5-9

Description: This native of the high forest areas of southern Europe and western Asia has naturalized in the UK, where it has long been cultivated, probably being introduced by the Romans. The edible nuts are an important economic crop in many countries. They may be r

Growth Habit: Broad columnar habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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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