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Sweet Chestnut (Hedging)Castanea sativa

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Easy for all to grow

A very effective screen for privacy

Sweet chestnuts and fruits reward you in the autumn

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Height Up to 1200cm (472.4in)
Spread Up to 800cm (315in)

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Description
Why not have a hedgerow that not only looks good but can also provide you with delicious Sweet Chestnuts late in the autumn? Castanae sativa, will tolerate being kept clipped down to the desired size and providing the catkin-flowers aren't cut off after they appear in summer, you will be rewarded with their fruits later in the year. The large oblong leaves reach 20cm (8") in length and will quickly form a dense covering that will be a very effective screen for privacy. Also ideal for mixing in with other nut or fruit bearing hedging plants. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 8m (26'). Planting distance: 50cm (20" ). (3 plants per metre for a single line hedge).

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How to Grow
Prior to planting Sweet Chestnut, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant Cobnut trees at the same soil level as they were growing at the nursery, and water well to settle the soil.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

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Nut trees do not suffer weed competition well, so keep weeds and grass clear from the of base of the hedge. Water young plants during particularly dry periods until fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the hedge. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.
Delivery

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Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

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