Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa) is a beautiful, majestic tree, especially attractive in early summer when it bears long yellow catkins, tipped with flowers. When young, its bark is smooth, but as it matures it develops characteristic spiralling grooves. The most unique feature of this tree, however, is the edible nuts it bears. A traditional seasonal food, the delicious chestnuts can be roasted and eaten. Sweet chestnut requires at least two trees to be planted to stand any chance of a crop of chestnuts and we think that north of a line from Manchester across to Kings Lynn this may be difficult. Sweet chestnut does well in most soils and is tolerant of pollution, and has been known to live for up to 435 years! . Expect a final height of at least 20m (65ft 7in).
This tree is supplied at a height of 1.2 and 2.0 metres in a 7-12 litre container for year round planting and better results than from bare-root stock.
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Ornamental Tree Topping
All ornamental trees (not vines) are topped at 1.3 metres to encourage a natural ornamental tree shape with obvious exceptions e.g. patio sizes.This means that your tree was pruned during the growing process and then allowed to grow to the size it is now supplied at.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.