Castanea dentata /American Chestnut

Castanea dentata  / Castanea dentata
Has large, serrated leaves
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Has large, serrated leaves

Foliage in spring

Most growth in the USA is on stumpsof trees that were killed by blight

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Scientific Name: Castanea dentata
Common Name: American Chestnut
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: over 50 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Green
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Comments: Chestnut blight, a fungus disease, has nearly wiped out this speces. It grew to 100 or more feet, however most are now stump sprouts to 20 feet or under. There is research to produce plants that have resistanct to the devistating blight.