The Hybrid Chestnut Tree (Castanea dentata x mollissima) is a modern Chestnut with great disease resistance and beautiful shade! Unique flowers and a high yield of tasty nuts, these trees are majestic specimens!
Once a popular street tree, every boulevard once had rows of these arching over them until a blight killed a significant population of these trees. Now new blight-resistant varieties like the Hybrid Chestnut are back to once again grace our landscapes!
This hybrid has lush green compound leaves, that feature scalloped edges and pleated venation. They sprout dainty yellow flowers during late spring that turn into spikey green fruit in fall. The green spiked balls are filled with a treasure of sweet, easy-to-peel, glossy dark brown nuts! Also known as conkers, there are countless ways to enjoy these nuts, by roasting, boiling or candy them!
Plant as a specimen tree in your landscape as a focal point. However, in order to get the most out of this tree, you'll definitely want to plant it in groups to maximize pollination, and thus, chestnut production!
Try planting a small grove near the back of your landscape or start your own nut orchard. It will create a stunning backdrop for the rest of the garden and a lovely border for the yard. Not to mention the lush shade all growing season!
#ProPlantTips for Care:
This tree is a sun lover and would appreciate nothing more than to be planted in a nice sunny spot. Provide new trees with ample water
It should thrive in well-drained soil, with moderate moisture access. One thing Chestnuts dislike is wet, soggy soil. Mulch your tree very well with 3-4 inches of mulch over the roots to reduce watering frequency and insulate the roots from heat and cold.
For an impressive and majestic tree, help the mighty Chestnut make a comeback by planting the new and improved Hybrid Chestnut Tree for your landscape today at NatureHills.com!
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.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Castanea dentata x mollissima|
|Mature Height||40 - 60 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 40 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||Late Winter|