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Chinese Superior Chestnut Tree

Chinese Superior Chestnut Tree

If you've never tried Chinese chestnuts before, you are in for a treat! Nuts are large, meaty, crisp and sweet. An exceptionally delicate flavor emerges when roasted or used in traditional stuffing. This handsome tree has dark green glossy foliage, thrives in many types of soil and grows 40-60 ft. at maturity. Highly resistant to chestnut blight, sets 75-100 pounds of nuts per season. Plant two for pollination.
  • Hardiness Zones 4-8
  • Light Required Full Sun
  • Spread 30 - 50 feet
  • Height 40 - 60 feet

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Product Details

  • Botanical Name :

    Castanea mollissima
  • Zones:

    4-8
  • Light Required :

    Full Sun
  • Spread :

    30 - 50 feet
  • Offer Size :

    1- 1 1/2' Bareroot
  • Form :

    Nut Tree, Nut, Tree, Chestnut
  • Height :

    40 - 60 feet
  • Spacing :

    30 - 50 feet
  • Foliage :

    Shiny green foliage turning to yellow to bronze in Fall.
  • Flower Form :

    Size: 4 - 5 panicles. Not showy; catkins, unpleasant odor.
  • Blooms :

    Early Summer, All Summer
  • Fruit :

    Apple size burrs with sharp bristles; contain 3 - 7 nuts.
  • Soil Requirements :

    Acidic Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Growth Rate :

    Slow to medium growth rate.
  • Pollinator :

    Plant two or more trees for best pollination.
  • Yield :

    Approximately 30 - 50 pounds at maturity.

Shipping Information

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

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3A-4B 5/1/2023 6/2/2023
5A 4/10/2023 6/2/2023
5B 3/27/2023 6/2/2023
6A 3/13/2023 6/2/2023
6B 2/27/2023 6/2/2023
7A 2/23/2023 6/2/2023
7B 2/20/2023 6/2/2023
8A 2/16/2023 5/13/2023
8B 2/13/2023 5/13/2023
9A-10B 2/6/2023 5/12/2023

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