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Superior Chinese Chestnut

Blight-Resistant Variety

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 40 - 60 feet
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Flowering Date: June

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Superior Chinese Chestnut

Handsome shade tree with dark glossy foliage produces large, meaty nuts that are crisp and sweet. When roasted or used for traditional stuffing, the nuts have a delicate flavor. Tree is highly resistant to chestnut blight. Produces 75-100 lbs. of nuts per season. Plant in groups of 2 or more for proper cross-pollination. Not available in AE, AK, CA, FL, GU, HI, OR, PR or WA. 1-2' bareroot. Castanea mollissima

Tree • Z4-8 • H40-60'xW30-50' • Early Summer • Sun

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameCastanea mollissima
  • Ships As1-2' BAREROOT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread30 - 50 feet
  • Spacing30 - 50 feet
  • Hardiness Zone4-8
  • Flowering DateJune
  • Flower Color:white
  • Soil RequirementAcidic, well-drained, sandy loam soil, pH should be 5.5 - 6.5.
  • Unique CharactersticsGurney's: 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.
  • Shipped1-2' BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit40 - 60 feet
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

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

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