Castanea Sativa (Sweet Chestnut) 'Variegata'
|Species||:||Castanea Sativa Variegata|
|Common Name(s)||:||Sweet Chestnut,Variegata|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Summer Interest,Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Variegated Foliage,Good for Bees|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Soil Type||:||Dry Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
A Sweet Chestnut with most attractive foliage.
A beautiful sport of sweet chestnut that grows slower and is of a smaller ultimate size that its parent.
There used to be some wonderful examples of this cultivar at Petworth House in West Sussex that had over 4 metre trunk diameters but sadly they were ruined by the hurricane of 1987.
A winner of the Award of Garden Merit in both 1964 and 2002.
Similar in most respects to the species, but with yellow edged leaves.
Its distinctive foliage makes it very good as a specimen tree.
Sweet chestnuts can be very long lived and are drought resistant, so are a good choice for light soils.
It does best on reasonably dry, light soils, and is moderately lime tolerant.
Mature height: 15-20m