Castanea mollissima

Chinese Chestnut

This massive deciduous shade tree has dark to bright green foliage, and clusters of creamy white foliage in summer. In autumn, chestnuts ripen in spiny brown husks, just in time for roasting on cold nights. The species Castanea dentata has died out due to a blight, so plant other types of Chestnut. Mostly drought-tolerant, though they prefer occasional deep watering and fertilizer.
Castanea mollissima, Chinese Chestnut
Pale yellow to creamy white summer flowers are followed by prickly fruits with edible nuts inside. In fall, this low-branched tree turns shades of yellow and bronze.

Attributes - Castanea mollissima

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 40 ft. to 60 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Beetles, Caterpillars.

 
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