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Pot Size: 5 gallon, 3-6'

Mature Size: 40-60'

Zones: 4 to 8

Soil: Grow in moist, well-drained, fertile loams

Light: Full sun

Bloom Time: June

Native to: Taiwan, Korea and China from Beijing to Yunnan

Benefits: Edible nuts which contain carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Wildlife forage (deer, turkey, squirrel, chipmunk, bear, etc). Pollinator forage. Fragrant flowers, leaves with herbal tea uses

Tips: Trees can tend to become quite wide, so give plenty of space. Chestnuts are heavy feeders, so adding compost and leaf mulch to the root zone each year is a great idea for best production. Chinese Chestnuts are often resistant to the Chestnut Blight fungus, but no chestnut is immune. Consider mud-packing any potential blight cankers on important limbs to weaken the fungus.


Happy Planting!


Photo Credit: David Ohmer from Cincinnati, USA, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


*Photos often depict plants at full maturity. The plants you receive may appear different depending upon the season and timing of the plant's growth cycle.

Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima)

PriceFrom $135.00
Excluding Sales Tax |
  • Installation Upon Delivery

    If you would like us to install your plants at your location, choose the "Install upon delivery" option before adding to your cart. Installation includes organic compost, hardwood mulch and mycorrhizal inoculant (for trees and shrubs).


    We will email you shortly after placing your order to schedule a delivery and installation time.

  • Deer and Rodent Protection

    If you are choosing to have us install your tree for you and would like us to include Deer and Rodent Protection, choose "Installation plus Deer and Rodent Protection" before adding to your cart.


    The package includes installation, compost, mulch, innoculant, fencing, posts, and protection materials.


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