American Chestnut is a shade tree that grows best in moist, well-drained loams such as rich mesic woodlands, rocky upland woodlands, and wooded clay hills. Leaves are long with pointed edges and turn yellow in the fall. As for the fruit, they form large sharp burs with 2-3 shiny, brown seeds in each bur. This tree attracts many birds, wildlife, and pollinators. Full sun.