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Slow growing, blight-resistant Chinese chestnut selection that matures mid-season. Marigoule Chestnut trees are eye-catching and stand out all on their own! Fragrant, creamy white blooms cover the tree in late spring, and in the fall as the golden yellow leaves fall so do the chestnuts! Ready for you to catch and snack on as you take a seat right under this handsome trees canopy.
- Hardiness Zone: 5-8
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In the early days of the United States, millions of American Chestnut Trees grew across the land, from Michigan to Maine and south to Mississippi and northwestern Florida. The largest specimens were over 100 feet tall and had trunks 12 feet thick. The durable wood supplied people with the material to make furniture, railway ties, and utility poles. Then, in 1904, a deadly Chestnut blight from China appeared at the Bronx Zoo. By the time Nat King Cole was singing about roasting chestnuts in 1946, most of the country’s Chestnut Trees had fallen victim. We offer seedlings from mature, surviving Chestnut Trees in northwestern Illinois in an effort to help get this glorious species reestablished!
A slower-growing chestnut, Marigoule still has a lot to offer you and your landscape. In time, this slow-grower will become prominent in stature like other, faster-growing chestnut trees. However, Marigoule is still a reliable nut producer, and the sweet nuts will have you thinking that you are eating candy instead of homegrown chestnuts. The chestnuts are easy-peeling and of medium size. You won't have to worry about losing large numbers of nuts to the neighborhood squirrels either; the nuts fall when ripe but remain in the bur, deterring any scavengers from consuming the prize inside.
Height: 30-60 ft
Width: 20-40 ft
Exposure: Full Sun
Other: Disease resistant; Cold Resistant; Great Pollinator for other Chestnuts
How to Grow
Marigoule Chestnut appreciates good, rich, moist, well-drained soil and plenty of sunshine. Provide regular irrigation. Chestnuts are encased in prickly, sea urchin–like pods, so you’ll want to keep this tree away from patios, pools, sidewalks, and other places where bare feet may wander. In rural areas, semi-wild spaces are ideal, as local wildlife like turkeys, jays, and grouse will love to share in the bounty. Before planting, check with your local extension office about the presence of Chestnut blight in your area and the feasibility of planting Chestnuts on your property.
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