Castanea mollisima

Chinese Chestnut

Categories: Fruit Tree

The Chinese Chestnut Tree is a fast growing tree, normally reaching up from 40 to 60 feet. When it ripens, it normally produces around 75 to 100 pounds of nuts

More About Castanea mollisima

  • native to Japan and China
  • cold hardy throughout eastern North America and resistant to blight

The Chinese chestnut tree is a spreading, medium-sized tree with glossy dark leaves bearing large crops of nutritious nuts. Nuts are borne inside spiny burs that split open when nuts are ripe. Each bur contains one to three shiny, dark brown nuts. Nuts are baked or boiled to help remove the leathery shell and papery seed coat to reveal a creamy colored meat.

We do NOT SHIP plants. ALL Sales are in person at our garden center.


40-60 Ft


20-30 Ft

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Castanea mollisima Characteristics


  • Specimen

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Sun Tolerant

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Average

Fall Color

  • Yellow

Fruit Qualities

  • distinct flavor

Fruiting Attributes

  • good for cooking/baking
  • stores well/good keeper
  • heavy bearer
  • vigorous grower
  • large size
  • good for eating


  • Vase-like
  • Spreading