Castanea sativa
Spanish Chestnut or European Chestnut
Southern Europe and Western Asia

Note: This rather unimpressive looking specimen is actually quite unique. This is a more than 600 year old tree we photographed during a visit to the Stourhead Estate Garden in England in 2004.

80 to 100 feet tall
Alternate, simple, oblong-lanceolate, 4 1/2 to 9” long, 2 to 3 1/2” wide.
Rich brown bark is deeply furrowed and the ridges and furrows spiral around the trunk.

Not used in America for ornamental purposes.


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