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Castanea mollissima
Synonyms: C. bungeana; C. formosana

Common Name(s): Chinese chestnut
Family: Fagaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 150 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=86° (F)    Opt.Max=79° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=50° (F)
Precipitation: 35 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -24° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Medium; medium light
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Very bright

Pythium, Phytothora, Rust, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris
Environ. - ornamental, Food - nut, Material - wood
Subtropical, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Eastern Asia, Also cultivated, China
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