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'Sleeping Giant' Chestnut

Castanea hybrids 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Sleeping Giant'

'Sleeping Giant' Chestnut is a great production selection. Large, glossy, serrated foliage.

Grafted selection of Chinese Chestnut
Outstanding vigor, uniformity and disease-resistance

More About Castanea hybrids 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Sleeping Giant':

Chinese Chestnut seedlings are widely available in nurseries across the Midwest. Although these trees provide adequate nut production for home use, traditionally-produced seedlings often produce small nuts of mediocre quality. In fact, experts state that establishing an orchard of chestnuts with seedling trees will make nut harvest overly complicated because each tree in the orchard will ripen at a different time making quick and efficient harvest difficult.

Forrest Keeling's grafted chestnut trees of proven cultivars provide more uniform ripening, higher nut quality, larger nut size, and more consistent yields.

Gardening Suggestions for 'Sleeping Giant' Chestnut:

Produced using Forrest Keeling's patented RPM Root Production Method ® technology for exceptional growth and survivability.

Also consider grafted varieties including 'Peach', 'Qing', 'Lindstrom 67', and 'Homestead'.

Key Characteristics:

Humming- birds
Moist, Well-Drained
30-60 Feet
20-40 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4 - 8

RPM: Scientifically Proven to Grow Faster and Healthier

Forrest Keeling Nursery is the world-renowned originator of the RPM (root production method®) RPM technology. Our patented RPM tree technology yields unsurpassed survivability and plant growth, which makes Forrest Keeling plants the benchmark for wetland restorations and large-scale installations in any application.


Characteristics & Attributes for Castanea hybrids 'Bond Orchard Selection™ Sleeping Giant'

Attracts Wildlife

Humming- birds
Upland Birds and Game

Soil Moisture Preference

Moist, Well-Drained


Full Sun

Season of Interest (Flowering)