American chestnut is part of the Castanea genus. Its scientific name is Castanea dentata. It grows mainly as a Deciduous, which is as a plant that tends to shed its leaves annually. American chestnut is known for its tree habit and growing to a height of approximately 45.00 metres (146.25 feet). This plant tends to bloom in early summer, followed by first harvests in mid autumn.
United States is believed to be where American chestnut originates from.
American chestnut is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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See our list of companion Plants for American chestnut to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect American chestnut plants:
once the dominant tree in the hardwood forests of the eastern United States, the American chestnut was nearly wiped out in its native range by the blight-causing fungus Cryphonectria parasitica carried on chestnut trees imported from Asia. many groups are attempting to breed blight-resistant American chestnuts.
Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.