|Price per Plant||$27.50||$8.00||$7.00|
Castanea dentata x mollissima ‘Sweet-Hart’
Practically a perfect cross between the the West Virginia American Chestnut and the Hawk Chinese Chestnut, the Sweet-Hart is a blight resistant variety that produces sweet chestnuts on par with the fabled American Chestnut lost to the 1906 Chestnut Blight. Boyd Nursery Company named the new chestnut the Sweet-Hart Chestnut in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Bert Harter after Mrs. Mary Harter agreed to the new name. For more information about the Sweet-Hart Chestnut and its origin, please visit www.japanesemaple.org. Planting instruction can be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Diseases & Insects||
Blight, two-lined chestnut borer, twig canker of Asiatic chestnuts, weevils which damage the roots; this species is not immune to chestnut blight but highly resistant
Pale yellow or creamy, of heavy, unpleasant odor, monoecious, staminate in erect cylindrical catkins, pistillate on the lower part of the upper staminate catkins, usually 3 female in a pricly symmetrical involucre, borne in a 4 to 5 inches long and wide panicle in June; spiny burs approximately 2 to 2 and a half inches in diameter develop from mid-July until August, ripening during October and November; upon ripening, burs split open to reveal one to five dark brown sweet-meated nuts within a velvet-lined case
zone 4a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?
Leaves are reddish upon unfolding and change to a lustrous dark green in the summer; leaves culminate to a shade of yellow and bronze in fall and throughout the summer are 3 to 6 inches long and 2 to 4 inches wide; leaves are alternate, simple, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, rounded at base, and coarsely serrate
40-60 feet tall at maturity with an equal or greater spread
What am I buying?
We sell Sweet-Hart Chestnuts as bare root seedlings. These seedlings are grown from seed collected from our private Sweet-Hart Chestnut stand. Plants are 6-10 inches in stem length above the soil line.
When are plants collected?
Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.
How are plants shipped?
All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using PirateShip.com. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.