- Hardiness Zone: 4-8
- Mature Height: 30-60' tall
- Mature Width: 20-40' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 30-50' apart
GROW YOUR OWN CHESTNUTS!
- Fluffy and fragrant cream-colored catkins adorn the tree in early summer before morphing into chestnuts for fall harvest
- Dark, glossy green leaves turn a brilliant yellow in fall
- The Sleeping Giant bears heavy crops of small to medium sized nuts that are packed with rich flavor
- Two trees are needed to ensure proper cross pollination for fruit production
- Resistant to Chestnut Blight, making it a great replacement for the American Chestnut
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
Why the Sleeping Giant Chinese Chestnut Treeling?
Sleeping Giant Chestnut trees are a fertile hybrid cultivar with proven blight resistance and large, spreading tree habit. Bears many small to medium-sized sweet, easy-to peel nuts that mature early in season. Often grown for timber. These chestnuts are known to have rich flavor and an early harvest, so you won't have to wait too long in those autumns days to reach up for a snack! You'll know when the chestnuts are almost ready when the tree burst with gorgeous yellow foliage!
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?
Be patient with this sleeping giant; it does not enjoy being woken while the frost is still settling. Watch as the days become warmer; the frost is a distant memory, and that is when Sleeping Giant will awaken with spring flowers. A great shade tree during the hot summer, this tree will continue to be productive into September once the nuts ripen. Sleeping Giant chestnuts are easy to peel and of medium to large size. Sleeping Giant does require to have other chestnuts planted nearby; however, Sleeping Giant's are often grown to be used for timber, giving you yet another productive use for this tree when issues with the tree come up.
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
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Mature Height: 30-60' tall
Mature Width: 20-40' wide
Exposure: Full Sun
Spacing: 30-50' apart
How To Plant
Sleeping Giant Chestnut appreciates good, rich, moist, well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine. 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.
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
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.
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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).
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