The Chinese Chestnut is a deciduous tree growing to 40 feet tall with a broad crown. The leaves are alternate, simple, 10–22 cm long and 4.5–8 cm broad, with a toothed margin. As the American Chestnut struggles with disease, the blight resistant Chinese Chestnut is quickly gaining popularity. The sweet tasting nuts are often roasted for holiday eating and have been made famous in turkey stuffing recipes. This is more than a nut tree. The shade of its spreading canopy is dense, providing relief in the hot, dry climates where the tree does well.