name botanical:Castanea sativa
other name:Spanish Chestnut
other name:Sweet Chestnut
family:Beech family (Fagaceae)
height:up to 30 m (99 ft)
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.
flowering:May – June
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.
bark:The bark is gray - gray-green, first smooth and later fissured lengthwise.
root:Deep-rooting plant, strong taproot forming the roots protrudes out of the treetops
location:Sun to half-shade
soil:sandy to sandy – loamy
ph value:neutral to acid
single tree, planting in groups in parks