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Castanea is a genus containing around 10 species of hardy deciduous shrubs and trees native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere, commonly known as Chestnuts. They are typically grown for their foliage, catkin style flowers and edible chestnut fruits and make good specimen trees. Leaves are simple, oval in shape, around 10-30cm long and 4-10cm wide with pointed, wide-toothed margins and shallow waves in between the points.
How to propagate Chestnut
You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn.
The cultivars are propagated by budding in the summer.
Grafting in late winter.
Other uses of Chestnut
Grown for their foliage, stately habit, flowers and edible fruits (chestnuts). Suitable for coastal conditions.