FLAVORFUL AND SWEET, EXTRA LARGE CHESTNUTS GROWN IN YOUR BACKYARD
- In late spring, white, fragrant catkins emerge before morphing into chestnut burs
- Dark green and glossy foliage turns bright red, yellow, and orange in fall
- Abundantly produces the largest sized chestnuts
- Two trees are needed to ensure proper cross pollination for fruit production
- Disease resistant and cold hardy
- Hand selected fresh from our grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 40-60' tall
- Mature Width: 20-40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 20-40' apart
Why plant Qing Chinese Chestnut Treeling?
Sweet as candy and almost as plentiful, Qing Chestnuts will have you questioning why you haven't discovered these bundles of joy sooner. For each pound you pick off of Qing, there are around 20-30 nuts! Invite your friends over to enjoy the freshness and sweetness that only Qing Chestnuts can offer.
In the early days of the United States, millions of American Chestnut Trees grew across the land, from Michigan to Maine and south to Mississippi and northwestern Florida. The largest specimens were over 100 feet tall and had trunks 12 feet thick. The durable wood supplied people with the material to make furniture, railway ties, and utility poles. Then, in 1904, a deadly Chestnut blight from China appeared at the Bronx Zoo. By the time Nat King Cole was singing about roasting chestnuts in 1946, most of the country’s Chestnut Trees had fallen victim. We offer seedlings from mature, surviving Chestnut Trees in northwestern Illinois in an effort to help get this glorious species reestablished!
How to use Qing Chinese Chestnut Treeling in the landscape?
Put a spin on traditional shade trees and plant a vigorously growing Qing Chestnut in that empty landscape hole. This shade tree will put forth and bloom full of white catkins to start the spring season. This shade tree isn't just a pretty face; in October, the fruits of its harvest will be ready for picking. Each chestnut is easy to peel and contains a sweet, flavorful taste. To ensure proper pollination of Qing, you will want to plant two or more chestnut varieties nearby.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Qing Chinese Chestnut Treeling
Qing Chestnut appreciates good, rich, moist, well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine. Provide regular irrigation. Chestnuts are encased in prickly, sea urchin–like pods, so you’ll want to keep this tree away from patios, pools, sidewalks, and other places where bare feet may wander. In rural areas, semi-wild spaces are ideal, as local wildlife like turkeys, jays, and grouse will love to share in the bounty. Before planting, check with your local extension office about the presence of Chestnut blight in your area and the feasibility of planting Chestnuts on your property.
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
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How Does Shipping Work?
Size Small, Medium, and Large plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 4-7 business days.
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.
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