- Sweet-flavored nut
- Highly resistant to chestnut blight
- Handsome spreading landscape tree
- Plant two trees to ensure pollination
- Grows 40' to 60' high with 50' spread
- Zones 4 to 8
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, FL, HI, LA, OR, WA, MI
Zones 4 - 8
The Chinese Chestnut can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Chinese Chestnut falls into the following type(s): Nut Trees
40' - 60' High
The Chinese Chestnut grows to be 40' - 60' feet in height.
40' - 60' Spread
The Chinese Chestnut has a spread of about 40' - 60' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. [More about this.]
This chestnut does well in full sun.
The Chinese Chestnut grows in acidic, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
This chestnut has 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.
A nut tree and a shade tree. Sweet-flavored nuts. Prefers acid, well-drained loamy soil. Does well in hot, dry climates. Blight resistant. Grows to 40' to 60', 50' spread. (Plant two trees to ensure pollination) (Zones 4-8)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
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.