Castanea sativa 'Albomarginata' (v)
sweet chestnut 'Albomarginata'
'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
SynonymsCastanea sativa 'Argenteovariegata'
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Ultimate heightHigher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate heightmore than 50 years
Ultimate spreadWider than 8 metres
Colour & scent
|Spring||Green White Variegated|
|Summer||Yellow||Green White Variegated|
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Castanea are fast-growing and large deciduous trees or large shrubs, with long, toothed leaves and conspicuous yellow catkins followed by spiny fruits
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How to grow
Grow in well-drained slighty acid loamy soil in full sun or part shade; tolerant of dry sandy soils
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
Generally trouble free
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