Castanea dentata

 Previously common in rich deciduous and mixed forests, now mostly persisting as stump sprouts.  Chestnut blight-resistant trees are being bred and hybridized.  The similar Castanea pumila (Allegheny chestnut) is not native in the Finger Lakes, but can be cultivated for nuts. 

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August 2016

Mentioned in Solidago

Plant Information

Common Name(s): 
American chestnut
Type: 
Native
Shrubs, Trees
Moisture: 
Dry
Moist
Light: 
Sun
Part Sun
Soil: 
Humus-rich Woodland

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