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Chinese Superior Chestnut Tree

Blight Resistant, Very Productive
  • SKU: 13329
$12.99
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 1' to 1 1/2' bareroot
  • This item is not available in CA FL LA OR WA
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Chinese Superior Chestnut Tree

Description
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.

NOTE: We are unable to ship our trees to PO Boxes at this time.

Product Details
  • FormDeciduous. Rounded.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height40 - 60 feet.
  • Spread40 feet.
  • Spacing30 - 50 feet.
  • Zones4 - 8 (-20° F.).
  • FoliageShiny green foliage turning to yellow to bronze in Fall.
  • Flower FormSize: 4 - 5 panicles. Not showy; catkins, unpleasant odor.
  • ColorWhite
  • BloomsJune
  • FruitApple size burrs with sharp bristles; contain 3 - 7 nuts.
  • Soil RequirementsAcidic, well-drained, sandy loam soil, pH should be 5.5 - 6.5.
  • Growth RateSlow to medium growth rate.
  • PollinatorPlant two or more trees for best pollination.
  • CommentsMedium to large, meaty, crisp nuts. Resistant to chestnut blight. Adapts to less than ideal conditions. Plant in groups of 2 or more for proper cross-pollination. Slow to establish but grows quickly once it's established. Performs well in hot, dry climates. Responds well to fertilization.
  • YieldApproximately 30 - 50 pounds at maturity.
  • Botanical NameCastanea mollissima
  • DepthSame as in the nursery.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

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.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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