The Chestnut is widespread in Europe and Asia, meanwhile also in other temperate zones. The chestnuts are consumed since ancient times by people. The tree can become very old.
The leaves of Chestnut are firmly like leather, oblong and dark yellow and up to 20 cm (7.9 in) long. The leaf margin is serrated.
The flowers are greenish-white catkins, conspicuous.
The nuts in the spiky shell are edible. Mostly two nuts are in a capsule.
Young twigs are tomentose. The buds are reddish and roundish.
single tree, planting in groups in parks