Castanea sativa | Sweet chestnut

Castanea sativa or Sweet Chestnut is a large tree with a wide-growing crown. The sweet chestnuts that fall from the tree in autumn are edible. In summer (June/July), this tree develops cream-colored catkins.


Available in size:

Bare root, Wire clod


Large gardens, Small gardens, Solitary, Squares and parks, Streets

Growing conditions:

(Semi-)shade, Dry (sandy) soil, Endures reasonable hardening, Moist (clay) soil, Normal bottom, Sunny

Growth habit:

Round / flattened round, Wide rising

Adult height:

First size trees 12+ m


fertile moist soils, tolerates drought well


in erect to slightly overhanging catkins at the end of the young lot (June-July)


edible sweet chestnut in prickly husks


gardens and green spaces, not suitable as avenue tree because of fruiting, parks

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