Chinese Chestnut

$16.95

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Chinese Chestnut

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$16.95

Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) is a resilient tree, known for its resistance to blight. It offers spiky burs that open to reveal sweet, edible chestnuts. Beyond its culinary appeal, this tree graces gardens with its broad leaves and sturdy stature, making it a favorite among horticulturists.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-8
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 40-60′ tall, 40-60′ wide
Plant Spacing: 20-30′ apart
Growth Habit: Round, spreading
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious, requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: June-July
Flower Color: White to pale pink

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 1-1.5″
Nut Flavor: Sweet, mild
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Brown, spiny
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 5-7

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Chestnut Blight (Cryphonectria parasitica): Moderately Resistant
Phytophthora Root Rot (Phytophthora cinnamomi): Moderately Resistant
Ink Disease (Phytophthora cambivora): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Chestnut Weevil (Curculio elephas): Moderately Susceptible
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Round, spreading
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow to orange
Lifespan: 40-60 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to China
Nitrogen Fixing: No

Chinese Chestnut

$16.95

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