Quercus castaneifolia, size Large, on our nursery
Quercus castaneifolia, size Large, on our nursery
Chesnut like foliage of Quercus castaneifolia up close
Mature Quercus castaneifolia planted in the landscape
Medium Chestnut-leaved Oak tree from this batch

Quercus castaneifolia

Chestnut-leaved Oak tree

Estimated fully grown height 17-22m

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Product Details

Quercus castaneifolia is an interesting and unique species of Oak that was introduced into the UK from Caucasus and Iran in the mid 1840’s.

The foliage of this tree is its distinguishing factor, the leaves are thick, dark green, oblong and mildly serrated/lobed at the edge; resembling that of a Sweet Chestnut, hence the common and botanical name reference to this.  In the autumn time the leaves turn brown before falling.

Quercus castaneifolia grows well in the UK and can exhibit some vigour in growth; it forms a medium to large sized tree which is oval in shape at maturity, often spreading as wide as it is tall.

This pretty and unusual tree is an extremely rare sight to behold in the UK, with the oldest surviving specimen being part of the Royal Botanic Gardens collection at Kew; it was planted in 1843.  It is a fantastic addition to any arboretum and also makes a fascinating addition to parkland.

Mature height: 17-22m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Clay, Well drained,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.