Chestnut
Castanea 'Timburr'

Family: Fagaceae (fag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Castanea (kas-TAN-nee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Timburr

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Smiths Grove, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 28, 2011, Dodsky from Smiths Grove, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

I purchased several seedlings from Oikos Tree Crops and they have grown quite well. No signs of Chestnut Blight so far. I also purchased fresh seed last year from Oikos and nearly all of them germinated. I did lose about 10% early on, possibly due to Chestnut Blight, but the rest are growing strong.

Here is the Oikos catalog description of this hybrid chestnut:

"Timburr Chestnut Castanea x hybrid
Tall Straight Timber Growth Habit - Good Nut Production

This is our most American-like hybrid cross producing vigorous seedlings with a dominant central leader. Seedlings show high heritability of upright growth with good resistance to chestnut blight within the majority of the seedlings. Created by using Douglass 2nd and 3rd generation tree... read more

Positive

On Aug 28, 2006, jeri11 from Central, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have 2 that are about 4 1/2 ft tall. I've never noticed any flowers but mine are in pots and in the shade. Mine were labled money trees. I thought this was funny since I spend so much money on plants I thought it would be neat to grow some money of my own, but alas no money.

Jeri