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Chinese Chestnut

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Average shipping height: 2' - 3'
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  • Bare Root
    Member Price $12.99
    Reg. Price $16.99
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The sweet-tasting nuts of the Chinese chestnut are often roasted for holiday eating and have been made famous in turkey stuffing recipes across the country. But this is more than a nut tree. The shade of its spreading canopy is dense, providing relief in the hot, dry climates the Chinese chestnut does well in.

  • Produces a sweet-flavored nut
  • Provides excellent spreading canopy
  • Plant two trees to ensure pollination
  • Will be delivered at height of 2'–3'
The Chinese Chestnut Grows in zones 4 - 8

Your Tree’s Personality



Scientific Name

Castanea mollissima

Shipping Height

2' - 3'

Growth Speed

Slow to Medium

Mature Height

40' - 60'

Mature Spread

40' - 60'

Sun Preference

Full Sun

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained

Wildlife Value

While the chestnuts are valuable for human consumption, they are also valuable as food for wildlife.


This tree is native to northern China and Korea. It was introduced in 1853 and 1903.

Planting Instructions

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