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Qing Chinese Chestnut lime green, spikey bur on a branch surrounded by dark green leaves
Qing Chinese Chestnut creamy yellow, long catkins, or flowers, surrounded by green leaves
A Qing Chinese Chestnut tree planted in a landscape while the long flowers cover the tree
Qing Chinese Chestnut planted in a landscape with the long white flowers popping against the green foliage
Qing Chinese Chestnut lime green, spikey bur on a branch surrounded by dark green leaves
Qing Chinese Chestnut creamy yellow, long catkins, or flowers, surrounded by green leaves
A Qing Chinese Chestnut tree planted in a landscape while the long flowers cover the tree
Qing Chinese Chestnut planted in a landscape with the long white flowers popping against the green foliage

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 30-60' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-40' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 30-50' apart

FLAVORFUL AND SWEET, EXTRA LARGE CHESTNUTS GROWN IN YOUR BACKYARD

FEATURES:

  • Elevate your landscape through Fall with bright red, yellow, and orange leaf color
  • Abundantly produces the largest sized chestnuts
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

    Qing Chinese Chestnut Treeling

    Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

    Castanea mollissima 'Qing'

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    Why the 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 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.

    Why Bower & Branch?

    We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

    Growth Facts

      Hardiness Zone: 4-8

      Mature Height: 30-60' tall

      Mature Width: 20-40' wide

      Exposure: Full Sun

      Spacing: 30-50' apart

    How To Plant

    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.

    Planting Zones

    Hardiness Zone: 4-8

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    How Does Shipping Work?

    Size AA & AAA (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 5-7 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.

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

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