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Chinese Chestnut Castanea mollissima


  • Chinese Chestnut Castanea mollissima

Average Shipping Height: 2' - 3'
Item #3443
Member Price *
$8.98
Regular Price
$13.50
Quantity

Cannot ship to AK, AZ, CA, FL, HI, LA, MI, OR, WA
Guaranteed Healthy Delivery

Overview

The Chinese Chestnut grows in zones 4-8.
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'


Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height

40'–60'

Mature Spread

40'–60'

Growth Rate

Slow to Medium

Shape

Rounded

Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

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

History/Lore

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

Planting Instructions




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