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Castanea sativa ‘Albomarginata’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A very rare, highly ornamental tree with beautiful, white/cream variegated foliage and creamy-white spires of flowers in mid summer, even on young plants.

The variegation makes the leaves stand out well and therefore Castanea sativa 'Albomarginata' looks particularly good when planted against a background of darker garden trees.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (young plants only)

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Castanea sativa  ‘Albomarginata’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Castanea sativa  ‘Albomarginata’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Castanea sativa 'Albomarginata' grows to be a small or eventually, medium sized tree with a rounded crown once established.
Height: up to 20m (65 ft)
Spread:15m (50 ft)

Notes: We have a specimen of Castanea sativa 'Albomarginata', planted in the woodland garden surrounding our nursery. It is 12 years old, has reached a height of 4m, a spread of 4m and is shown in the photos

Plant Finder: about Castanea sativa ‘Albomarginata’

Common names

Sweet Chestnut


Castanea sativa ‘Albomarginata’ (Sweet Chestnut). Albomarginata' is a vigorous deciduous tree with toothed, lance-shaped leaves with creamy-white margins. It produces pale yellow catkins in early summer.


They are fully hardy and will require sun or semi-shade; they will grow particularly well in hot, dry areas. They will need fertile well drained soil, and will grow poorly on shallow chalky soil.

Interest and use

Foliage interest

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Castanea sativa  ‘Albomarginata’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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