“Castanea sativa (Sweet Chestnut) is a versatile and beautiful, fast growing, large tree, which is particularly attractive in early summer when laden with its male and female catkins. It’s long, glossy leaves turn gold and bronze before falling in autumn. Castanea sativa is a splendid tree for grouping and especially outstanding planted as an avenue. It does best on reasonably dry, light soils, and is moderately lime tolerant.”