Genus of about 10 species of deciduous trees and more rarely shrubs.
Latin name: Castanea sativa
Plant chestnuts in moist but well-drained, deep, neutral or slightly acid soils, in sunny or partly shaded sites.
Plant alone or in clusters.
Typical species are propagated by seeds, cultivars by grafting.
Big, spherical tree with green leaves and long, erect inflorescences of yellow flowers borne in late spring and early summer. It produces edible brown fruits (chestnuts) in autumn.