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Chestnut April Gold
Castanea sativa 'April Gold Chestnut'
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Fast growing, grafted, deciduous, medium-sized, fruiting tree has large, dark green leaves with massed clusters of scented, white with yellow-red speckled flowers in Spring followed by edible, extra large, free-falling, dark brown nuts encased in a prickly, golden burr in Autumn. Ideal for full sun in large gardens. Golden yellow leaf tones in Autumn. Partially self-pollinating. Requires cold Winters and two different varieties for satisfactory fruiting. Use roasted and in cooking. Attracts bees.

Size — 250mm
Growth Width — 5m
Growth Height — 10m
Drought Tolerant
Frost Tolerant
Flower Colour — White
Fruiting Period — Autumn
Light Requirements — Full sun
Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Incorporate planting compost such as Active 8, 50:50 with existing soil at time of planting, and water with Harvest once a week for the first 6 weeks. Keep well mulched.

Watering needs

Water deeply until established for the first 6 to 8 weeks.