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Hi has any body had any experience with growing chestnut trees is it correct that you can get a variaty for patios do you know how long it takes for chestnuts to appear any advise apreciated thanks sarah
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,568

    horse chestnut or sweet chestnut?

    Neither sounds like a patio plant to me

  • Sarah boddeSarah bodde Posts: 32
    Sweet chestnut thanks they are the ones you can eat arnt they
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,568

    They are yes. 

    I haven't heard of a patio version but there may be.

  • Sarah boddeSarah bodde Posts: 32
    Yes there is I looked on amazon they grow to five or six foot very bushy but plenty of harvest of them but you have too buy two and pollinate them
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,511

    Are these the ones http://www.amazon.com/5-6-ft-Chinese-Chestnut-Tree/dp/B00DG7X9FC 

    If you read the information more carefully you'll see that they're supplied at 5-6ft tall - they grow to 40 - 60 ft.  

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  • Sarah boddeSarah bodde Posts: 32
    No lol I dont want that its massive lol
  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    Yes grew one from  a conker in fact I still find ones growing with the conkers I threw away.They are easy to grow but you have to have a big garden to grow one. 

  • Sarah boddeSarah bodde Posts: 32
    No lol I dont want that its massive ????



    Back to 1X 3-4FT MINI DWARF PATIO SWEET CHESTNUT FRUIT NUT TREE - RARE - 5L



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    Ever wanted to grow your own Sweet Chestnut tree but thought it would be too large for your garden? Well now you can grow your very own Sweet Chestnut tree on the patio! Here we have the very well known Castanea Sativa which produces masses of the delicious Sweet Chestnut in Autumn. This tree has been specially grown on a specialist patio standard stem and will form a beautiful dwarf tree which will only grow to approx 5ft tall, with a bushy head of approx 3ft wide when mature. Although the tree will stay nice & short which will be perfect for your patio, you wont be short of Nuts!. Great if you lack space within the garden. YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE VERY HEALTHY, WELL BRANCHED SPECIMEN MINI STANDARD DWARF PATIO NUT TREE WHICH IS APPROX 3-4FT TALL AND IS SUPPLIED GROWING IN A LARGE 5 LITRE POT.
  • Sarah boddeSarah bodde Posts: 32
    What do you think then is this advert a con ??
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,568

    Whose ad is it?

    If it's a proper nursery it will be OK. If a proper fruit and nut tree nursery hasn't got it then it's most unlikely you'll get one from Amazon/ebay or similar

     

     

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