Colossal Chestnut Tree

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Unique and Magnificently Prolific Colossal Chestnut Tree

  • Marvelous Large Shade Tree
  • Bright Yellow Flowers
  • Tropical, Compound Leaves
  • Produces Upwards of 50 Lbs of Chestnuts
  • Harvest in Early Fall
  • Easy to Maintain

Large trees make a huge impact in yards and landscapes of all sizes. Nothing adds poise and polish like a towering, majestic tree. Now imagine if this large tree had a "stop you in your tracks" appearance and produced snacks each year! The Colossal Chestnut Tree (Castanea sativa x crenata 'Colossal') offers all that and more! It's a tree that keeps on giving, chestnut that is!

Immediately upon looking at Colossal, you can't help but notice its slightly tropical look. This hybrid has compound leaves and will sprout cute yellow flowers during late spring.

Colossal is a hybrid cross between a Japanese and European Chestnut that is reported to be resistant to Chestnut blight, a common issue with other kinds of Chestnut trees.

Along with it's resistance to disease, it's also an extremely prolific producer! During the fall, Colossal has been known to grow loads and loads of sweet nuts, sometimes exceeding 50 pounds per tree if there is good pollination in the area!

Of course, the only logical question is, what to do with all those chestnuts? Have no fear, there are countless ways to enjoy the nuts. The most common may be derived from the well known Christmas song "Let It Snow," but if you don't fancy roasting them, you could also boil the nuts and candy them. Yum!

You'll absolutely love Colossal in your yard and the neighbors will awe in jealousy as you munch on Chestnuts all through the winter. Place your order from our expert growers today. You'll be so pleased with the quality of Colossal Chestnut Tree!

How to Use the Colossal Chestnut Tree in the Landscape

You could use Colossal Chestnut in a small informal group with a pollination partner for excellent nut production

Try planting a small grove near the back of your landscape. It will create a stunning backdrop for the rest of the garden and a lovely border for the yard.

Nuts are expensive and hard to find to purchase, so why not simply grow your own and enjoy a larger crop every year? Order just a couple of these trees and grow enough chestnuts to enjoy all year long!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Colossal is a sun lover and would appreciate nothing more than to be planted in a nice sunny spot.

It should thrive in well-drained soil. If you need to improve your drainage, create a mounded heap of soil 18 inches high and 3 feet wide. Plant directly in that mound.

All in all, this is a very easy tree to care for. Simply plant in the sun with some well draining soil and watch it grow, year after year. It shouldn't be long before it produces its first harvest of chestnuts!

When it comes to magnificent landscape trees with low maintenance requirements, it doesn't get any better than Colossal Chestnut Tree! Our Chestnut crop sells out every year, so get yours ordered before they are gone

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Colossal Chestnut Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Castanea sativa x crenata 'Colossal'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 30 - 40 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Fall