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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Renee Q.
United States United States

American Chestnut Tree

Ease with purchasing and very quick to ship. The chestnut trees were well packaged and look great upon arrival. Highly recommend!

United States United States

American chestnut

The trees showed up in excellent condition. Came with great planting instructions. Planted three weeks ago and they are looking great

james b.
United States United States

2 American chestnut trees arrived quickly and in healthy perfect condition. I found 2 good spots for planting in Vernon Fl. Wish me luck on them, I understand that these trees are risky but I wanted to support the effort to re establish these trees to North America. Thank you.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hey James, That's great to hear that your 2 American Chestnut trees arrived quickly and in perfect, healthy condition. It's also wonderful that you have found suitable spots for planting them in Vernon, FL. I wish you all the best of luck with your plantings. Supporting the effort to re-establish these trees in North America is a noble cause and I appreciate your contribution. Thank you for choosing to plant American Chestnut trees and for sharing your positive experience with us. Best Wishes, Kendall

United States United States

quick and healthy

trees arrived healthy with clear instructions


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, Thank you for your purchase of our Hybrid American Chestnut Tree and for taking the time to leave us a review of your excellent experience. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Best, Shirley

philip h.
United States United States

tall and healthy chestnut

a pleasure to deal with


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Philip, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review of our Hybrid American Chestnut tree and for supporting our family-owned business in the process. We'll be happy to see you back with your next purchase! Best, Shirley

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