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Castanea dentata



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Castanea dentata
American chestnut

A large oval to broad rounded deciduous tree native to the eastern U.S. Chestnut blight, introduced into the U.S. in 1906, decimated millions of acres of native stands of American chestnuts. Remaining large specimens are those that are isolated from the main native population. The genus Castanea is named for an area of Greece known for its trees.

Habit:Oval to rounded or wide spreading
Size:100' high
Color:Medium green
Texture:Medium to medium-fine
Hardiness:Zone 4b USDA
Habitat:Maine - Georgia - Mississippi - Michigan
Family:Fagaceae

 
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