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Delicious Nuts and Beautiful Fall Color

Some trees are just workhorses. They offer something unique in all seasons. They are hardy, easy to grow, beautiful and productive. The Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissima) is one of those trees. Glossy green leaves throw deep, sweet shade in the summer.

In the fall, neighbors will slow down to check out the shining yellow and gold leaves. When they do, you can offer them some of the delicious nuts you’ve gathered to roast come winter. (If you’ve never had chestnuts roasted on an open fire, you’re in for a treat!) It does require another Chinese Chestnut cultivar to pollinate.

Chinese Chestnut trees are easy to care for lawn trees. They love well-drained, loamy soils, but do fine in drier soils in more arid climates. They don’t like wet feet, though, or being in the shade of other trees, so choose a site that offers them a little room of their own. They are a medium sized tree (40 feet tall) with a good spread and they are hardy down to -20° F. Once established they are drought tolerant. Providing them plenty of water through the growing season, though, promotes good tree growth and assures regular nut production.

This is a deciduous tree, so it loses the leaves in the winter, but makes up for it with a striking bare silhouette.

You might have heard of the chestnut tree blight that was so disastrous for the American Chestnut tree. The Chinese Chestnut laughs it off. If you’re looking to replace a beloved American Chestnut tree lost to blight, you can be confident with the Chinese Chestnut from Nature Hills Nursery as a replacement.

This landscape workhorse would be a fine addition to your home garden, farm or orchard.

* Great Shade Tree
* Produces Edible Nuts
* Blight Resistant
* Brilliant Fall Color 


Plant Facts

Family Castanea mollissima
Foliage Green
Mature Height 40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 35 - 40 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-8
Mature Form Wide Spreading
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Flower Color Yellowish, White
Fall Color Yellow

Chinese Chestnut.

Rating: 4.8/5 based on 5 review(s)
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Great fall color Review by Julia
I bought two bareroot chinese chestnut trees this spring . They leafed out pretty fast, maybe 3 to 4 weeks after planting. I just remember their fall color being awesome. I can't wait!
Classic Review by Gladys
I remember picking chinese chestnuts up as a kid & shining them up. That was in PA, I didn't know they thrived down here in Georgia as well. Got s new house & I'm planting two of these in my back yard. Can't wait for the fall color.
Chinese Chestnut Review by Juan
This tree is the perfect fit for my backyard.
Fall color Review by Rock
I planted my Chinese Chestnut from Nature Hills because my neighbor has one. I really liked the fall color because it so bright yellow this year.
benefits of eating Yanshan Chestnut Review by Mountain
Chestnut is worthy of the name of  the king of the fruits  .
It s full of dietary fiber .Its functions are strengthening the spleen and stomach , conducing the color , reinforcing kidneys and making your heart strong .
It has a variety of minerals , such as potassium (kalium) , magnesium , iron ,zinc and manganese etc. And the potassium content is 4 times than apples .
It contains seven amino acids , besides the tryptophan . There are Vitamin A, Vitamin B3 about 1.2mg per 100g roasted chestnut ,Vb6 about 0.459mg per 100g ,Vc and Ve in quite large amount .
The colour of fresh chestnut is light golden , while the roasted chestnut is brown for the enzyme contained turns brown after being roasted.

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