University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Trees for Your Home
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Chinese Chestnut
Castanea mollissima
Chinese Chestnut form
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium
Size: large
Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Weevils. Chestnut blight-the disease that decimated the American Chestnut (Chinese Chestnut is resistant to the disease, but not immune).
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 7 
[Find Your Zone]
Mature Height: 40-60 Feet
Features: Creamy white flowers in long, thin clusters, blooming in early summer; crisp, shiny green foliage; yellow to golden bronze fall color.
Culture: Full sun; best in moist, well-drained soils; slightly acid soil pH.
Mature Form: Rounded to broad-rounded
Native To: China and Korea
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Massing
Patio
Screen
Use for: Shade.Shade
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Street
Wind Break
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Brown
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: The nuts can be a nuisance when they fall; the flowers have an unpleasant odor.

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