Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees
Where space allows, thesedense, large shade trees bringlush beauty and delicious nutsinto the landscape. They justneed to be sited where theirlitter and rank-smelling pollenwon’t be too obtrusive. All havehandsome green leaves, andsmall, 8–10-in., creamy whitecatkins that appear in summer.Prickly burs enclose large nutsthat fall when ripe. Gather daily,remove from burs, and let dry in the sun (shade in hot climates). Plant two trees to ensure cross-pollination;unpollinated single trees bear little or nothing. Give occasional deep irrigation.
Chestnut blight has madeAmerican chestnut (Castanea dentata) nearly extinct, but other species and hybrids areavailable.
‘Emerald Avenue’is upright, heat-resistant;a fine street tree.
Much loved and legally protected in many Eurasian countries, this small, short-livedalpine perennial i...
Native to eastern North America. Round headed, to 25–30 ft. tall and wide, sometimes larger; can be si...