The sweet or Spanish Chestnut is a large spreading deciduous tree of good habit and very ornamental. It delights in a sheltered situation and should have deep, well-drained, sandy loam. Never plant it in a cold clay subsoil.

Propagate by seeds sown one inch deep in the open ground, between November and February. The following Spring transplant the seedlings into nursery rows, one foot apart between the plants and two feet between the rows.