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Castanea sativa

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Spanish Chestnut

FAMILY: FAGACEAE

Castanea sativa - Spanish Chestnut

About Spanish Chestnut at OSU's Landscape Plants site

  • Native to southern Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.

  • Height can reach 120’.

  • Leaves are coarsely toothed and glossy, heart-shaped at base.

  • Long male catkins in July and small female flowers.

  • Nut husks are covered with penetrating prickly spines. The 1-3 nuts are delicious when roasted and peeled.

  • Fall color is yellow.

  • Susceptible to fungus blight but perhaps not so much as American chestnut.

  • Somewhat common in Portland.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
64

2401 SE 26th Ave

Private, Side Yard

80' Height

72' Spread

14.6' Circ.

Castanea sativa - Spanish Chestnut
74

3436 SE Johnson Creek Blvd

Right of Way

80' Height

60' Spread

14.6' Circ.

Castanea sativa - Spanish Chestnut
297

828 NE Prescott St

Right of Way

55' Height

51' Spread

11.2' Circ.

Castanea sativa - Spanish Chestnut
360

2704 SE 84th Ave

Right of Way

72' Height

58' Spread

10.1' Circ.

Castanea sativa - Spanish Chestnut