American chestnut (Castanea dentata)
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Latin (scientific) name: Castanea dentata
Common English name: American chestnut
French name: Châtaignier d’Amérique
Exists on well-drained sites with other broadleaf trees.
This species is now rare because of the chestnut blight.
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
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