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A closeup of the Chinese Chestnut spiky burs ripening on the tree
A closeup of the Chinese Chestnut foliage emerging with bronzed tips before turning dark green
Chinese Chestnut lime green, spikey bur on a branch surrounded by dark green leaves
Chinese Chestnut lime green, spikey bur on a branch surrounded by dark green leaves
Chinese Chestnut dark green, oval-shaped leaves on white
Chinese Chestnut dark green, oval-shaped leaves on white
A closeup of the Chinese Chestnut spiky burs ripening on the tree
A closeup of the Chinese Chestnut foliage emerging with bronzed tips before turning dark green
Chinese Chestnut lime green, spikey bur on a branch surrounded by dark green leaves
Chinese Chestnut lime green, spikey bur on a branch surrounded by dark green leaves
Chinese Chestnut dark green, oval-shaped leaves on white
Chinese Chestnut dark green, oval-shaped leaves on white

GROW YOUR OWN SWEET CHESTNUTS TO ROAST ON AN OPEN FIRE

FEATURES:

  • Fluffy and fragrant cream-colored catkins adorn the tree in summer before morphing into chestnuts for fall harvest
  • Dark, glossy green leaves turn an amber brown in fall
  • Two trees are needed to ensure proper cross pollination for fruit production
  • Chinese Chestnut makes a splendid shade tree
  • Blight resistance makes it a great replacement for American Chestnut
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
  • Mature Width: 40-60' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 40-50' apart

Chinese Chestnut

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Castanea mollissima

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GROW YOUR OWN SWEET CHESTNUTS TO ROAST ON AN OPEN FIRE

FEATURES:

  • Fluffy and fragrant cream-colored catkins adorn the tree in summer before morphing into chestnuts for fall harvest
  • Dark, glossy green leaves turn an amber brown in fall
  • Two trees are needed to ensure proper cross pollination for fruit production
  • Chinese Chestnut makes a splendid shade tree
  • Blight resistance makes it a great replacement for American Chestnut
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 40-60' tall
  • Mature Width: 40-60' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 40-50' apart

Why plant Chinese Chestnut?

Uncommonly planted, the quirky Chinese Chestnut Tree has much to offer the homeowner looking for something a little out of the ordinary. In summer, this relative of the noble Beech Tree sports bizarre, fluffy, 8-inch-long cream-colored catkins that have a heavy fragrance (some like the scent; some don’t). In fall, the flowers have morphed into the proverbial chestnuts that you can roast on an open fire while Jack Frost nips at your nose. The local wildlife will enjoy the bounty, too. (A second Chestnut Tree in the vicinity may be necessary for cross-pollination to ensure a good harvest.) Chestnuts or no chestnuts, you’ll look forward to the amber tones this tree’s distinctive toothed leaves take on before falling in autumn.

Chinese Chestnuts are native to northern China and Korea and were introduced in 1853 and 1903.

How to use Chinese Chestnut in the landscape?

The Chinese Chestnut typically forms branches low on the trunk, which give the tree its characteristic broad-rounded habit. In time, this branching pattern makes for a tree that is fantastic for climbing or for just sitting in on a warm summer day.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Chinese Chestnut

Performing best in somewhat acidic, loamy soil (not pure sand or clay but something in between), Chinese Chestnut is easy to please where soils are deep and rich, although it can also cope with situations that are less than ideal. Give it a site in full sun. Like most trees, Chinese Chestnut needs regular water during the first couple of years in the ground, but after it’s established, it can handle hot, dry weather on its own, as long as the drought isn’t unusually severe. While not immune to the blight that killed most of the American Chestnuts, this species is resistant to it. Properly feeding, watering, mulching, and pruning your tree will go a long way towards keeping it strong and disease-free.

How To Water

Chestnut Trees will appreciate watering deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during long dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Chinese Chestnuts do not require fertilizer, but if you really want to give you tree a little springtime boost we recommend our Elements Starter Plant Food.

How To Prune

Chinese Chestnut trees do not require pruning.

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How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation..

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service

The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!

Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

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How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees

90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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