TASTY CHESTNUTS ON A LONG-LIVED SHADE TREE
- 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
- Produces sweet and flavorful chestnuts in late September
- Two trees are needed to ensure proper cross pollination for fruit production
- Disease resistant and cold hardy
- Chestnuts are well loved by native wildlife
- Hand selected fresh from our grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 30-60' tall
- Mature Width: 20-40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 30-40' apart
Why plant Eaton Chinese Chestnut Treeling?
Eaton Chestnuts are sweet, flavorful, medium nuts that mature in late September and store well. Cold-hardy and is resistant to chestnut blight! Chestnut trees are just the thing for gardeners looking for something a little out of the ordinary. These gorgeous noble trees giveaway to a brilliant golden show in the fall and produce delicious chestnuts in November. (A second Chestnut Tree in the vicinity may be necessary for cross-pollination to ensure a good harvest.
Our chestnuts are not GMO, Genetically Modified Organisms, which are created in a laboratory.
Continuing the American heritage, Eaton chestnut originated in Connecticut. This hybrid is here to provide pretty white catkins in spring and tasty nuts in the fall. 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 Eaton Chinese Chestnut Treeling in the landscape?
Healthy foods have never tasted so good! With Eaton chestnut, you'll be the healthiest snacker on the block. Eaton produces low-fat nuts for your enjoyment. Similar in taste to the American chestnut, Eaton has medium to large nuts that ripen in late September. This hybrid chestnut is chestnut blight resistant and cold-hardy. You will want to plant another chestnut nearby for proper pollination.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
How To Plant Eaton Chinese Chestnut Treeling
Eaton 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 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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