Chinese Chestnut Tree
Chinese Chestnut Tree
Chinese Chestnut Tree - Castanea mollissima
The Chinese Chestnut tree is named after its original home, mainland China. It is a tree that can grow anywhere from 40 to 60 ft tall in maturity. The tree is resistant to the common Chestnut blight and tolerates common pests such as deer, which benefits the tree's lifespan.
The Chinese Chestnut tree grows well in hardiness zones 4 through 7 and prefers a well-drained soil type with a pH between 5.5-6.5 (slightly acidic to neutral). After planting, this tree will grow two to three feet annually. It takes the Chinese Chestnut about three to five years to produce fruit after planting, which is more than most trees take to flower and produce fruit. Because this tree is apt to produce fruit, it is essential to remember to cultivate an outdoor space that is amenable to pollinator life.
Because this tree is a medium-sized, low-canopy type, it provides shade for those hot afternoons.
Chinese Chestnut tree's leaves are beautiful, dark green, and average about a half-foot in length (five to eight inches)
This deciduous tree provides a spot of shade and produces beautiful flowers that are mellow and yellow-white. After these showy flowers fall, they are replaced by hardened chestnuts of a beautiful brown color.
Chinese Chestnut low-lying trees are an excellent addition to your backyard or garden
Because they are low maintenance and gorgeous to view. In particular, the large leaves provide a talking point because they are oblong and very shiny, providing a different look than the traditional deciduous trees of the United States. In the fall, the leaves go from a rich green to a calm yellow and brown before shedding. In landscaping, this tree can be a wonderful centerpiece of your outdoor space or can be used to fill in the outside of your space for a beautiful, lush perimeter.
Buy Chinese Chestnut trees online at TN Nursery
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.