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Chinese Chestnut

Castanea mollissima

Provides edible fruit Valuable to wildlife

Characteristics:
A handsome statement tree with strong wood that will provide great shade and nuts that both humans and wildlife can enjoy.

Growing Conditions:
Full sun is the ideal condition for this tree. it grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well-drained, and clay soils. It is drought-tolerant after established.

Uses:

Height:
50' at maturity

Width:
50' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded

Flowers:
Creamy white to yellow catkins

Leaves:
Dark green leaves turn brown in the fall.

Bark:

It should be planted in pairs or groups to ensure pollination.