Chinese Chestnut (Castanea mollissimi)


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Heavy early Summer bloomer. Used as a substitute for American Chestnut as a nut
and wildlife food. Resistant, but not immune to Chestnut blight.
Not for use in a high-traffic area because of the abundant fruit drop, covered with spines and
surrounded by turkeys, deer, and squirrels.
Beautiful yellow fall leaves.

Flower Color: Pale yellow to cream
Zones: 4-8
Growth Habit: Tree
Height: 40-60′
Spread: 40-60′
Light Needs: Sun to part shade
Flowering Season: Late June, early July.
Landscape Value: 1 of 5
Naturalizing Value: 5 of 5
Pollen Value: 2 of 5
Nectar Value: 3 of 5
Water Requirements: medium
Native: Korea, China, introduced 1853
Invasive: No