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Castanea dentata (American Chestnut)

Castanea dentata (American Chestnut)

Type: Native Tree/Shrub

Height: 50-75' tall; 50-75' spread

Sun: Full Sun


Water: most well-drained soils


Despite problems with blight, this tree can easily grow to 35', providing habitat and food for birds and insects. It also shoots out smaller trees that will establish even after the main tree suffers.

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