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Common Name: Sweet Chestnut      Latin Name: Castanea sativa      Size: 40 (min) to 60 (max)
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PlantPlaces.com QR Code Sweet Chestnut
Castanea sativa
Origin: Northern China, Korea
Maximum Height: 60 feet

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Category: Tree
Family: Fagaceae
Genus: Castanea
species: sativa
Origin: Northern China, Korea
Size: 40 (min) to 60 (max)
Size Description: Large Tree
Notes: Seeds are edible. A common street tree in England.
Characteristics: star rating Dry Soil Tolerant star rating Rain Garden
Availability:star ratingstar ratingLimited Availability
Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingAverage Performance
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingDoes Not Perform Well
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden Copenhagen Denmark
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.685543333333300 Longitude: 12.572001266666700] Specimen: 3336
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Castanea sativa flower detail
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden, Denmark
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2013
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Castanea sativa
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden, Denmark
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2013
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Castanea sativa
Location: Copenhagen Botanic Garden, Denmark
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2013
Location: Birmingham (UK) Botanic Gardens Westbourne Road Birmingham B15 3TR
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 52.465933333333300 Longitude: -1.928974783333330] Specimen: 3469
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Fruit of Castanea sativa Sweet Chestnut
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2013
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Castanea sativa Sweet Chestnut Tree
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2013
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Castanea sativa Sweet Chestnut Tree
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: August 2013
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.966529820000000 Longitude: -3.210938540000000] Specimen: 4072
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.966529820000000 Longitude: -3.210938540000000] Specimen: 4073
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.966529820000000 Longitude: -3.210938540000000] Specimen: 4105
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Scotland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.966529820000000 Longitude: -3.210938540000000] Specimen: 4107
Location: Kew Gardens Richmond Surrey (London, England) TW9 3AB
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.480362300000000 Longitude: -0.298162320000000] Specimen: 8582
Location: Kew Gardens Richmond Surrey (London, England) TW9 3AB
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 51.480233730000000 Longitude: -0.298294400000000] Specimen: 8583
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Location: Kew Gardens Richmond

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Location: Kew Gardens Richmond

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Location: Kew Gardens Richmond

Location: Prauge Botanic Garden - Botanicka Zahrada Praha
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 50.118155200000000 Longitude: 14.413572490000000] Specimen: 8745
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Location: Prauge Botanic Garden - Botanicka Zahrada Praha

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Location: Prauge Botanic Garden - Botanicka Zahrada Praha

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 46.223822370000000 Longitude: 6.145462730000000] Specimen: 9052
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Jardin Botanique Geneva, November 2016
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

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Jardin Botanique Geneva, November 2016
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Location: Vienna, Austria
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.189837610000000 Longitude: 16.382620420000000] Specimen: 10822
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