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Sweet Chestnut Tree | 3L Pot

Castanea sativa

SKU: FRU0273

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Classically beautiful nut tree
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The Highlights

    • A beautiful classic deciduous tree
    • Introduced to Britain by the Romans
    • Fast growing tree ideal for hedging or as a specimen
    • Covered in attractive yellow catkins in summer
    • Produces delicious sweet chestnuts in late autumn
    • Green foliage turns a deep russet-brown in autumn

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Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

3L Pot
3L poly-pot. This plant is supplied in a 3L Poly-Pot, which is approx 19 x 13cm

Height on arrival:

40-60cm
Tree seedlings are supplied at a height of approx 40-60cm

Eventual height:

12m+

Eventual spread:

8m
A spread of approx 8m on maturity

Time to first crop:

2 years
You should see a good crop within 2-4 years

Habit:

Bushy, Upright
An upright tree with a bushy habit

Hardiness:

Fully hardy
Does not require frost protection

Self fertile:

Needs a pollination partner
Needs to be pollinated by another Chestnut tree. To pollinate, they must be within a miles radius of each other. In built up areas it is unlikely that there won't be a suitable pollination partner within a mile.

Uses:

Roasting

Rootstock:

Spacing:

9m
Plant 9m apart to allow for spreading - closer if using as a hedge

Care Guide

Excellent pest and disease resistance

May suffer from bark-stripping by squirrels. Try wrapping the lower part of the trunk in chicken wire or metal flashing to keep them off.MORE

Water regularly when first planted

When you first plant your tree water it regularly, especially during prolonged periods of hot and dry weather. After the first couple of years, however, the tree should establish itself well enough that it will only need to be watered very lightly, if at all.MORE

Full Sun

Plant where the tree will receive around 6-8 hours of sunlight daily in spring/summer.MORE

Any fertile well-draining soil except clay

Your tree prefers loam, sand, neutral or acidic soils and is relatively unfussy as long as it is well drained. Add manure to the planting hole for extra nutrients.MORE

Feed in spring

Apply a mulch around the base of the tree each spring.MORE

Prune annually

Sweet chestnuts should only be pruned when they are dormant, which is during the winter. If your aim is to reduce or limit the height, choose a dry winter day to carry out the work. This will avoid the risk of infection. If you have spotted any damaged or diseased branches, however, then these can be pruned at any time.MORE