Plant: deciduous tree to 80'
Origin: woodlands and valleys of China
Zone: 4 - 9
Flowers: Strong nutty fragrance fills the air. Male flowers crowded on bottlebrush or lizardtail-like spikes. Fruits form from female burrs.
Foliage: glossy toothed leaves
Culture: sunny location in rich deep soil. The American chestnut (C. dentata) was once a dominant forest until the Asian chestnut blight (Chryphonectria parasitica) wiped out most specimens.