Top view of Sweet Chestnut leaves, capturing the broad and serrated features of the Castanea sativa foliage
Side profile of a Sweet Chestnut plant (Castanea sativa). This image offers a lateral view, emphasizing the plant's structure
Scenic view of a field adorned with Sweet Chestnut plants (Castanea sativa)
Close-up view of Sweet Chestnut leaves (Castanea sativa)
Close-up of closed Sweet Chestnuts, featuring the textured outer husks of Castanea sativa. This detailed view captures the green, spiky covering of the nuts before they fully reveal the chestnuts within
Photograph of a bundle of bare-root Sweet Chestnut plants
Top view of Sweet Chestnut leaves, capturing the broad and serrated features of the Castanea sativa foliage
Side profile of a Sweet Chestnut plant (Castanea sativa). This image offers a lateral view, emphasizing the plant's structure
Scenic view of a field adorned with Sweet Chestnut plants (Castanea sativa)
Close-up view of Sweet Chestnut leaves (Castanea sativa)
Close-up of closed Sweet Chestnuts, featuring the textured outer husks of Castanea sativa. This detailed view captures the green, spiky covering of the nuts before they fully reveal the chestnuts within
Photograph of a bundle of bare-root Sweet Chestnut plants

Castanea sativa (Sweet Chestnut) 

Sweet Chestnut is a fast growing multi-purpose hedge with delicious nuts, broad canopy and glossy, serrated leaves. Sweet Chestnut provides a valuable source of nutrients to wildlife, while serving as an effective visual screen and sound barrier with autumn hues of gold and bronze.

  • Soil type: loamy
  • Sunlight: full exposure, can tolerate partial shade
  • Optimal tempreature: 15-30°C, hardy to -20°C
  • Growth rate: ranges from 30 to 60 cm/year
  • Weather: resistant to wind, tolerant of drought
  • Seasonality: deciduous, spring bloomer
  • British native status: non-native 
  • Family of trees: Fagaceae
  • Flowers or berries flowers, catkins & nuts 
  • Soil type: loamy
  • Sunlight: full exposure, can tolerate partial shade
  • Optimal temperature: 15-30°C, hardy to -20°C
  • Growth rate: ranges from 30 to 60 cm/year
  • Weather: resistant to wind, tolerant of drought
  • Seasonality: deciduous, spring bloomer
  • British native status: non-native 
  • Family of trees: Fagaceae
  • Flowers or berries: spring flowers & catkins, autumn nuts 
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2 year old Sweet Chestnut,undercut once (1u1) Bareroot

Pack SizeAgeSizePrice
251U130-40cm£29.75
251U140-60cm£39.75
251U160-80cm£47.25
251U180-100cm£67.25
251U1100-125cm£74.75

Benefits of undercuting

  • Bushier Appearance: Trimming the roots during transplanting results in the growth and development of new branches, making the plant bushier, fuller, and visually more appealing
  • Stronger Immune System: Forces growth of fibrous lateral roots, increasing the surface area for nutrient and water absorption, leading to healthier growth, improved resilience against environmental conditions, and enhanced defense against diseases
  • Improved performance: Creates thicker foliage that acts as a protective barrier against strong winds, sunlight, and noise pollution. Benefiting wildlife by providing a more secure shelter with increased food availability.
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