Few people have probably heard of a phenomenon known rather morbidly as the widowmaker. Like so many tales, it originates from the dark and mysterious world of woods and forests. But it might just strike closer to home, especially if you have trees in your garden.
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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.