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′
- The Chinese Chestnut grows in zones 4-8
- Mature Height: 40’–60′
- Mature Spread: 40’–60′
- Growth Rate: Slow to Medium
- Shape: Rounded
- 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.