Hybrid American Chestnut Tree

Hybrid American Chestnut Tree

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Blight resistant Chestnut tree produces bushels of delicious nuts!

The Hybrid American Chestnut tree has changed the lives of American chestnut growers for the better! With good quality nuts and high blight resistance, this is a top choice for nut growers all over the USA.

Bright green foliage lines the branches of this fast-growing nut tree. It has an upright growing habit with a canopy that produces tons of shade. Castanea dentata x mollissima is a deciduous tree. The blight-resistant American chestnut leaves drop over winter.

In the spring, white flowers will form that eventually mature into large brown nuts. The hybrid American chestnut tree can start blooming from April through June and will drop nuts in the fall months of September and October.

*Disclaimer: These trees cannot ship to Washington state due to agricultural laws.

How Rare Are American Chestnut Trees?

The American chestnut tree has been critically endangered for years, with very few fully matured American chestnuts remaining. When Chinese Chestnut trees were introduced into our landscapes during the early 19th century, a susceptibility to blight occurred and killed many of the edible chestnut forests. Luckily, the hybrid American chestnut tree was genetically engineered to allow for resistance to the blight while restoring chestnut seedlings all over where they once grew across North America!

Are the Nuts from American Chestnut Trees Edible?

Absolutely! If you’re shopping for a fruit or nut tree to bring fresh grown treats into your backyard, then a hybrid American chestnut tree is a great choice. The crunchy and sweet nuts that they produce are tasty on their own, but are also great when roasted, added to soups, or used in desserts. Hybrid American chestnuts are also commonly used to feed wildlife such as deer, squirrels, wild turkeys, and bears. It is the very best tree for attracting deer and wildlife into your yard or landscape. American forests used to be loaded with chestnuts that were plentiful for the wildlife to snack on. Hybrid American chestnut trees will bear fruit in 1-3 years after planting. It is one of the most sought after and high demand nut trees in the US.

How Big Do Hybrid American Chestnut Trees Get?

Hybrid American chestnut trees can grow with a central leader of 40 to 60 feet tall, a trunk circumference over 10 feet, and a full width between 30 and 40 feet wide as they mature. In the right conditions, these trees can grow 4 to 7 feet in a year. They are easy to grow and can produce up to 20 lbs of nuts per tree after only 10 years. As the hybrid American chestnut matures, it may produce as much as 50-100 lbs per tree. It is one of the best producing chestnut trees in America!

You Need 2 Trees for American Chestnut Pollination

Now you can save money with our popular 2-pack bundle to help ensure high-quality nuts get cross-pollinated. American chestnut trees have both male flowers & female flowers in the same fruiting tree but cannot fertilize their own flowers. Two American chestnut trees = more American chestnut nuts for you!

Growing American Chestnut Trees You Purchased Online

Grow chestnut trees across the United States in USDA zones 5-9. It can thrive in a variety of areas and planting sites. The native tree prefers moist, well-draining soil and should be planted in full sun for best nut production. The American chestnut hybrid cannot tolerate wet soil sites.

Water the American chestnut trees well during the first year of planting to establish a strong root system. They need lots of water to produce nuts as yearly crops. These are not bare-root chestnut trees and are already rooted in pots with soil.

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Botanical Name
Castanea dentata x mollissima 'Dunstan'

Full Sun

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
30-40 ft

Mature Height
40-60 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Joseph L.
United States United States

Excellent size and health for the price!

Shipping was fast and packaging was great


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Joseph, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on our Hybrid American Chestnut Tree! We're happy to know that you found the shipping to be satisfactory. Best, Shirley

Kevin P.
United States United States

Chestnut trees

My order (two pack) of American chestnuts arrived in excellent condition and arrived exactly when Perfect Plants said they would. I will gladly recommend and purchase from this company again!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us. We're here to support and inspire your gardening journeys, so if you ever need any chestnut tree care tips or want to chat about your gardening triumphs, we're here with a bouquet of knowledge and a hearty dose of enthusiasm! Wishing you many years of joy and bountiful chestnut harvests with your American chestnut trees. Happy planting, my friend! ��✨

Ron F.
United States United States

Trees were in GREAT shape . You should be proud! Thank you.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Once again, thank you for choosing My Perfect Plants and for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We're grateful to have you as part of our gardening community, and we can't wait to see what beautiful additions you'll make to your garden next. Happy planting, my friend! ��✨

Mark E.
United States United States

Consistantly good service.

Plants always arrive in good shape.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Mark, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and purchasing your Chestnut Tree from our family-owned business. Happy planting! Shirley

Hein B.
United States United States


The tree came in a properly sized box in good condition. PLanted it to the best of my knowledge and hop it will survive the winter frost and snow.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Hein, Thank you for purchasing our Hybrid American Chestnut Tree and for so supporting our family-owbed business. We would also like to thank you for takingthe time to leave us a review, it means a lot! Keep us updated on your tree, if you have any questions or concerns we'll gladly help you out! Best, Shirley

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