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American chestnut

Castanea dentata

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!

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about American chestnut have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow American chestnut

Use Zone 3 - Zone 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that American chestnut is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for American chestnut to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing American chestnut from seed

Transplanting American chestnut

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as American chestnut is a hardy plant.

Common American chestnut problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect American chestnut plants:

American chestnut Folklore & Trivia

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.

Other names for American chestnut

Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.

American chestnut care instructions

How long does American chestnut take to grow?

These estimates for how long American chestnut takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


Popular varieties of American chestnut

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