Dwarf Allegheny Chestnut

Dwarf Allegheny Chestnut


Sun: full sun or partial shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Growth rate: moderate (1-2 ft/yr)

Mature size: 10-15 ft. height, equal spread

Landscape use: orchard; sustains wildlife; understory; attracts deer

Fruit: spiny hull contains delicious chestnuts

Flower: plant has both male and female flowers that emerge at different times; requires cross-pollination with another individual plant

Fall color: yellow

Seasonal interest: yellow fall color; dark green leaves; unique shrubby form

Sustaining wildlife: supports 125 butterfly and moth species; favorite food of deer

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