The Sweet Chestnut is native to Southern Europe and North Africa. It was brought here by the Romans and is known for its long glossy leaves which turn gold and bronze in the Autumn. The edible fruits drop in October. This is a large tree full of character that is good in groups or for avenues.
Ideal conditions – Sun to light shade but likes a warm location. Likes a reasonably dry soil and is moderately lime and salt tolerant.
Maximum height: 15 – 20 metres