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Chinese Chestnut Tree (2 Pack) - Northern Ridge Nursery
Chinese Chestnut Tree (2 Pack) - Northern Ridge Nursery

Chinese Chestnut Tree (2-3 Foot)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Castanea mollissima

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-8

Chinese Chestnut is a medium to large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 40-60 feet (12-18 m) and a spread of 30-40 feet (9-12 m). The foliage of Chinese Chestnut is deciduous, with lance-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves that turn yellow in the fall.

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Castanea Mollissima - A Chinese Chestnut For The Northeast

Why Chinese Chestnut?

Chinese Chestnut belongs to the Fagaceae family and is a deciduous tree that produces edible nuts in September and October. It is a medium-sized tree that grows up to 25 feet at maturity. Although famous for its low-fat nuts, the tree is exotic and beautiful and an ideal addition to your backyard.


Chinese chestnuts are an ideal source of starch. People usually score, roast, and boil the nuts to remove the leathery outer shell and gain the pale golden meat inside. The nut is delicious and used to make pancakes, poultry stuffing, and bread.


The Chinese chestnut tree prefers well-drained loamy soil that is slightly acidic. Ensure the growing site has good circulation; otherwise, the root system and buds will damage and reduce the crop.


Chinese chestnuts are particularly attractive because they have blight-resistant varieties available.


Pollination: Should be planted in pairs or groups to ensure pollination

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Plant Summary

Key Information for Chinese Chestnut Tree (2-3 Foot) (Castanea mollissima):

  • 📏Size: Chinese Chestnut is a medium to large deciduous tree that can reach a height of 40-60 feet (12-18 m) and a spread of 30-40 feet (9-12 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of Chinese Chestnut is deciduous, with lance-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves that turn yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In early summer, Chinese Chestnut produces yellowish-green, catkin-like flowers that give way to spiny, burr-like fruits. Each fruit contains one or more edible chestnuts.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: Chinese Chestnut has a broad, rounded crown with spreading branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: Chinese Chestnut prefers full sun and needs plenty of light for proper fruit development.
  • 🪨Soil: Chinese Chestnut thrives in well-drained, sandy-loam soil with good fertility.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: Chinese Chestnut is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8.
  • 🧪pH Level: Chinese Chestnut prefers a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH between 5.5 and 7.0.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of Chinese Chestnut should be done in late winter or early spring. Remove any dead, diseased, or crowded branches to improve air circulation.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: Chinese Chestnut is generally resistant to pests and diseases but may be susceptible to chestnut blight. Proper care and monitoring can prevent and manage potential issues.
Pollination Information

Pollination of Chinese Chestnut Tree (2-3 Foot) (Castanea mollissima):

Chinese Chestnut flowers are monoecious, meaning they have separate male and female flowers on the same tree. The male flowers release pollen, which is carried by the wind to the female flowers for pollination. Once pollinated, the female flowers develop into spiny, burr-like fruits containing one or more edible chestnuts. The edible nuts are a valuable food source for humans and wildlife alike. The Chinese Chestnut tree has great economic and ecological importance, and efforts are ongoing to breed and grow chestnut varieties resistant to chestnut blight, which has severely impacted chestnut populations worldwide.



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During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or one that is specifically formulated for the type of plant you have. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it at the recommended rate.

It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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Why Buy From Us?

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