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CHESTNUT (VARIEGATED) 'ALBOMARGINATA'

VARIEGATED CHESTNUT 'ALBOMARGINATA'

Castanea sativa 'Variegata'

Beech Family [Fagaceae]

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category8Trees
category
category8Deciduous
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category8Broadleaf
status
statusZalien
 
flower
flower8yellow
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type
typeZcatkins
stem
stem8round
contact
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11th Oct 2012, Aberlour, River Spey, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
A cultivated variety of Sweet Chestnut.


11th Oct 2012, Aberlour, River Spey, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
Has creamy-yellow leaf margins. (Whereas the much rarer variety Variegated Chestnut 'Aureomarginata' has gold-coloured margins).


11th Oct 2012, Aberlour, River Spey, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
Leaves coarsely saw-toothed and semi-glossy on the upperside, mostly with pale margins.


11th Oct 2012, Aberlour, River Spey, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
The fruits are encased in a jacket covered in sharp prickly spines.


11th Oct 2012, Aberlour, River Spey, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
Like many variegated plants, where the chlorophyll is lacking, the plant is apt to revert to original form, with no pale margins, simply because, in times of stress, the leaves work better with chlorophyll converting the suns rays to useful material.


11th Oct 2012, Aberlour, River Spey, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
Leaves similar to those of Sweet Chestnut.


11th Oct 2012, Aberlour, River Spey, Scotland. Photo: © John Brailsford
This is the bark of a relatively young specimen.


Is a cultivated variety of : Sweet Chestnut


  Castanea sativa  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Fagaceae  
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Castanea
(Sweet Chestnut)

CHESTNUT (VARIEGATED) 'ALBOMARGINATA'

VARIEGATED CHESTNUT 'ALBOMARGINATA'

Castanea sativa 'Variegata'

Beech Family [Fagaceae]