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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
sweet chestnut 'Albomarginata'
Castanea sativa 'Argenteovariegata'
Castanea are fast-growing and large deciduous trees or large shrubs, with long, toothed leaves and conspicuous yellow catkins followed by spiny fruits
'Albomarginata' is a vigorous deciduous tree with toothed, lance-shaped leaves to 25cm long, margined with creamy-white, and pale yellow catkins in early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
Higher than 12 metres
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
more than 50 years
Grow in well-drained slighty acid loamy soil in full sun or part shade; tolerant of dry sandy soils
Propagate by seed in mid autumn (cultivars will not come true from seed), by grafting in late winter or chip budding from mid to late summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally trouble free
Susceptible to chestnut blight, honey fungus and phytophthora root rot. Fungal brackets may develop on the trunk and infected trees may become unstable
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