Hello Owl City, Last year I bought 15 bare root Chinese Chestnuts (3 different varieties - all which were reported as hardy to 30 below) from Red Fern in IA. I placed them in 5 gal Root Maker pots and kept them at my home (near Madison) throughout the summer and then planted at my farm in Jackson County in October. They were about 3 - 4 ft. tall when planted using 5 ft. Miracle tubes with a Lumite ground mat. I checked them last week they all had green buds. Time will tell how they will do.