Chestnut (Castanea sativa) and its cultivars

Flower color: white
Leaf color: dark
Height: 10 – 12 meters
Flowering time: June-July
Growth Form: upright
Available from: open ground with bare root

Application and use: bearing fruit – fragrant – foliage plant – medical – pruning adjustable – bee plant – fall color – edible fruit

habitat:
Light: sun partial shade
Soil: Any
Humidity: moist, but is also drought resistant temporary
Acidity: Neutral

Description: This plant is a tree with age depending on the species is 12 meters high. In spring the branches created the male and female flower shapes. If fertilization of the female flowers takes place produces the familiar round prickly fruit boxes. In autumn, these fruit boxes already open or break off the tree, after which the mature chestnut tree to be distributed. There, in practice they quickly picked up by humans and animals and collected for subsequent smikkelpartijen. This species originally comes from areas of the Mediterranean. The planted species in our region there are descendants. Often they are crossing varieties, which in our region (colder) which thrive better. The ordinary chestnut is sown later in life and gives fruit, the prickly husks contain mostly small fruits with few or no pulp. The bloom consists of fine white flowers hanging clusters with a very distinctive smell!

Castanea sativa ‘Lyon’ (bred chestnut)

Height: 10 to 12 m
Graft: bottom
Available in open ground with bare root

Description: The best and biggest chestnuts you get this great tree. Already at a young age, one may expect to have a good production. The husks contain fat, big shiny fruits that contain lots and tasty flesh. It can be a big tree depending on soil type.

Castanea sativa ‘Variegata’ (variegated The chestnut)

Height: 5 to 6 m
Graft: bottom
Available in open ground with bare root

Description: The variegated chestnut is creamy white edges and spots in the magazine and therefore grows more slowly than the normal green form. He is a nice tree and the fruits are medium to small. It is a rare tree that is sometimes found in collections.
Very nice white husks from August the tree more attractive.

Castanea sativa ‘Argenteomarginata “

Height: 10 to 12 m
Graft: bottom
Available in open ground with bare root

Description: The leaves of the chestnut is white edged. It’s a beautiful tree as solitary, in a sunny spot, give color to your garden. Moreover, the edible chestnuts.

Castanea sativa ‘glabra’

Flower color: yellow
Leaf color: dark / bright
Height: 2 – 4 meters
Flowering time: June to August
Growth Form: rowing out
Graft: trunk 140 cm
Available in container

Application and use: bearing fruit – fragrant – foliage plant – medical – flower arrangements – pruning adjustable – bee plant – fall color – edible fruit

habitat:
Light: sun partial shade
Soil: any
Humidity: permeable
Acidity: Neutral

Description:
This slow-growing chestnut has a shiny dark green leaves. It is a small shrub with a trunk grafted at an early age will bloom with the corresponding edible chestnuts.

Castanea sativa ‘Vincent van Gogh “

Flower color: yellow
Leaf color: green
Height: 2 to 2.5 meters
Flowering time: June to August
Growth Form: dwarf
Graft: trunk 120 cm
Available in container

Description:
Chestnut, a dwarf form with shiny leaves with the St. Janslot * curled. This variety blooms abundantly with large white-yellow flower clusters.
This species grows only 10 cm per year and is very suitable for small gardens.
Even in a pot, he can decorate your patio or balcony in the winter and do not enter!
* St. Janslot: The twigs that are formed after June 24.

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