Chinese Chestnut
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Chinese Chestnut Castanea mollissima

  • Chinese Chestnut Castanea mollissima

Average Shipping Height: 2' - 3'
Item #3443
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  • Bare Root
    2' - 3'
    Member Price $9.99
    Reg. Price $13.99
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The Chinese Chestnut grows in zones 4-8.

The sweet-tasting nuts of the Chinese chestnut are often roasted for holiday eating and have been made famous in turkey stuffing recipes across the country. But this is more than a nut tree. The shade of its spreading canopy is dense, providing relief in the hot, dry climates the Chinese chestnut does well in.

  • Produces a sweet-flavored nut
  • Provides excellent spreading canopy
  • Plant two trees to ensure pollination
  • Will be delivered at height of 2'–3'

Your Tree’s Personality

Mature Height


Mature Spread


Growth Rate

Slow to Medium



Sun Preference

Full Sun,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Sandy, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

While the chestnuts are valuable for human consumption, they are also valuable as food for wildlife.


This tree is native to northern China and Korea. It was introduced in 1853 and 1903.

Planting Instructions


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