Japanese Chestnut, Silverleaf Chestnut Castanea crenata Silverleaf

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Botanical Name:

Castanea crenata Silverleaf

Family:

Fagaceae

Genus:

Castanea

Species:

crenata

Variety:

Silverleaf

Common Name:

Japanese Chestnut, Silverleaf Chestnut

This is a very high volume fruit producing variety!

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  • Castanea crenata Silverleaf

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Characteristics
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 12 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Produces high volumes of fruits. more...
* Large, dark brown, sweet nut that peels very well more...
* Small narrow upright tree. more...
* Silverleaf chestnut is a widely adapted and blight resistant tree. Early ripening. more...
* Also known as Castanea crenata 'Eurobella' more...
Japanese Chestnut ( Castanea crenata ) is a species of chestnut originally native to Japan and South Korea . It is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 10-15 m tall. The leaves are similar to those of the Sweet Chestnut , though usually a little smaller, 8-19 cm long and 3-5 cm broad. The flowers of both sexes are borne in 7-20 cm long, upright catkins, the male flowers in the upper part and female flowers in the lower part. They appear in summer, and by autumn, the female flowers develop into spiny cupules containing 3-7 brownish nuts that are shed during October.
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