Spanish Chestnut

Common Name: Sweet Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut.


Description: The Spanish Chestnut makes a large fast growing tree. The toothed leaves are distinctive as is the furrowed bark. It bears ornamental male and female catkins in July and has good autumn colour.


Origin: The Spanish Chestnut occurs throughout Southern Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor. Believed to have being introduced to Britain by the Romans, it requires hot summers to produce a good crop of nuts. Its timber is also of considerable value.


The specimen in Woodstock is 27.2m in height.

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