Robust, straight and slender tree, up to 35m tall. Simple and deciduous leaves, from 15 to 20cm. of length. Rounded cup, very rich and dense. Its fruit, the chestnut, is rich in carbohydrates, proteins and vitamin C.
This species, common in the northern region of the peninsula, needs relatively wet and cool climates, so it should be located in sheltered areas, preferably north and with frequent irrigation. It has some resistance to cold and can live in almost all types of soil, preferring acids.