Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut

Castanea sativa
Sweet Chestnut

GIRTH SIZE: 4-6
POT SIZE: 30L

 
Prices (+ vat)
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@ £55.00


Description

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

 HEIGHT AND SPREAD:

 30M    

 POSITION:                             

 FULL SUN / PARTIAL SHADE

 SOIL TYPE: 

 MOIST WELL-DRAINED, LIGHTER SOILS RATHER THAN CLAY



 

 

 


Features:
✓ Edible nuts in autumn
✓ Catkin interest in summer
✓ Drought resistant
✓ Fairly quick growing

The Sweet Chestnut is a beautiful big tree that provides edible chestnuts in autumn, perfect over a fire at Christmas time! Before the Chestnuts are hanging catkins in summer, followed by the spikey, round yellow/green casings that protect the sweet chestnuts inside. If the wildlife doesn't get to these little gems first, they're ideal for hunting around on the ground for and roasting on the fire. In autumn its long, serrated leaves turn shades of yellows and oranges before falling to the ground, hiding all of its chestnuts!
The tree has a rounded habit, growing eventually to around 30m in height and spread.

The Sweet Chestnut will grow in most conditions but doesn't do well in heavy clay soils or heavy lime soils, so a lighter soil, neutral-acidic is much more ideal. It can often be seen in parkland or spaced woodland and would be well suited to a large gaden or open park.

Don't forget to consider:
Wooden stake to support the tree - buy here.
Tree tie to secure your tree to its stake - buy here.
Tree and Shrub Compost to add a layer of good soil in the planting hole - buy here.
Mycorrhizal fungi to encourage strong, new roots - buy here.