Castanea sativa 'ALBOMARGINATA'

Castanea sativa
Castanea sativa  'ALBOMARGINATA'
sweet chestnut
SIZE/TYPE tall tree
USUAL HEIGHT 5-20m
USUAL WIDTH 5-10m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:green a white
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS cream
BLOOMING TIME July - July
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms
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Sweet chestnut originates in the Balkans and Southern Europe and has become very popular mainly in English parks where centenary specimens stand in their gracious beauty in the middle of neat lawns.

Chestnut is cultivated for several beautiful features. The deciduous leaves are deep green, elliptic to oblong, up to 20 cm long, distinctly serrated and glossy. Albomarginata variety has white margins on slightly lighter green base. Flowers are creamy beige catkins that appear in July. They release a rather strong fragrance (especially in the evening) which may be disagreeable for someone. Fruit – chestnuts are hidden in prickly burrs that are bright green first, grading to yellowish-brown in the autumn.

This tree grows very slowly forming a wide and low, mushroom-head, dense crown. Though it can be sizeable when fully mature it can easily be pruned to maintain a garden-acceptable size. It is tolerant of all soil types if well drained, once established it can withstand severe drought, but will not grow in shade. Fully hardy t o -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 04-01-2009.
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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