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Sweet Chestnut 'Regal'Castanea sativaSpanish Chestnut, European Chestnut

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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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Sweet Chestnut 'Regal' makes an excellent choice for the larger garden as it is more compact than many varieties, growing to 5m (16') tall in 10 years. An ideal specimen tree for lighter soils and even tolerates coastal conditions. This attractive tree has shiny green leaves and showy, fragrant mid-summer blossom that is followed by tasty sweet chestnuts in October. Harvest the nuts as they fall to the ground - they can be stored through to January for roasting or making purees.


Sweet Chestnut 'Regal' is self-fertile and therefore does not require a pollination companion. Sweet chestnut trees will begin to produce nuts three to four years after planting. Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 4m (13').


Estimated time to cropping once planted: 4 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 6 years.


Wildlife Gardens, Specimen Plant, Woodland Garden, Coastal Garden

Hardy

Sun or semi shade

Up to 500cm (196.9in)

Up to 400cm (157.5in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

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Nut trees do not suffer weed competition well, so keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. Water young trees during particularly dry periods until fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.


Prune Sweet Chestnut trees between mid summer and early winter to develop a standard tree with a strong central leader. In the first year, remove laterals from the lowest third of the tree. Shorten laterals from the middle third of the tree by half. Leave laterals at the top third of the tree intact. In following years repeat the process, removing the laterals from the lower third of the tree that were shortened the previous year, until the desired length of clear stem has been achieved. By the fourth year the tree should have achieved a good height and further pruning can be kept to a minimum, removing only dead, damaged or misplaced stems.

Sweet Chestnuts make substantial trees and are suited to only the largest of gardens. They should be planted at least 5m (15ft) from any buildings. When growing Sweet Chestnut trees, choose a moist, slightly acid, well drained soil in full sun. Prior to planting Sweet Chestnut trees, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil, and drive a stake into the planting hole to support the tree once it is planted. Plant Sweet Chestnut trees at the same soil level as they were growing at the nursery, and use a tree tie to fasten the tree to the stake.

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