European Chestnut
Castanea sativa

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Classification European Chestnut

Height: up to 30 m

Leaf: up to 20 cm long

Flowers: greenish, white catkins

Fruit: nuts, edible

Branches: young branches are pannose

Bark: gray - graygreen, first smooth, later elongated groove

Root: deep roots

Habitat: sun to half-shade

Soil: sandy to sandy - loamy

ph-value: neutral to acidic


Browning of leaves (Marssonina)

First, small brown spots, then linked together. This is not dangerous for the tree.

Diseases European Chestnut

Chestnut canker (Cryphonectria parasitica)

Trunks and branches are affected. The bark splits open and it becomes discolored. The leaves wilt, but do not fall off. This is dangerous because oaks may also be affected. Without treatment this canker will lead to the tree dying. In any case, an expert should be called.