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The Chinese Chestnut can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The Chinese Chestnut falls into the following type(s): Nut
The Chinese Chestnut grows to be 40' to 60' feet in height.
The Chinese Chestnut has a spread of about 40' to 60' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Slow to Medium growth rate.
The Chinese Chestnut does well in Full exposure(s).
The Chinese Chestnut grows in Acidic, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well Drained soils.
The Chinese Chestnut has a(n) Rounded shape.
The Chinese chestnut is highly resistant to chestnut blight. The sweet tasting nuts are delicate roasted and famous in turkey stuffing. A handsome spreading landscape tree, it provides dense shade. As a timber tree, chestnut wood is very durable and rot resistant. Trees grown from seed will begin to produce nuts around age 7-8 years.
Chinese chestnut is valuable for human consumption and a valuable wildlife food.
Simple, alternate, 3"-5" long, dark green, glossy on top, toothed at margins.
Pale yellow or cream
A prickly 2"-3 1/2" seed husk encloses 1-4 chestnut brown colored 3/4"-1 1/2" nuts. The nuts are large, meaty, crisp, and sweet although less sweet than American chestnut. Harvest in mid-late September to October.
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 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.
Each tree and plant is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it within one year of shipment.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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