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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
  • 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?

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

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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