This form of the Sweet Chesnut although slow growing is perfect if looking for a larger tree with variegated foliage, Castanea sativa Variegata will eventually achieve a height of around 20m. The leaves have a lovely creamy irregular margin which instantly attract attention.
The Sweet Chestnut. This familiar tree was probably brought to Britain with the Romans who used the branches as support for their vines. Makes a large imposing tree with fascinating spiral fluted bark.