Hybrid American Chestnut Tree

Hybrid American Chestnut Tree

10 reviews
  • Produces delicious nuts

  • High blight resistance

  • Attracts deer

Regular price $139.95 Sale price $99.95 29% off

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  • Ships in 2-3 business days (N/A to Pre Orders)
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X


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.

Read more about this incredible American made Chestnut tree with the highest chestnut blight resistance.

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

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 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.

Shop the Hybrid American chestnut Tree for sale for a bountiful food source and beautiful shade tree!

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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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Hein B.
United States


The chestnuts arrived on time as promised. Unfortunately winter came in the next day. I planted them with a sufficient amount of water. Put sod protection around them plus a layer of wood chips to protect them form the cold. Time will tell if these precautions were enough.

Peter S.
United States United States

Perfect Plants gave a great experience!

EXCELLENT! The staff member who took my order was helpful and efficient. My trees were a surprise gift for my nephew’s birthday. They arrived ahead of schedule and just in time for the celebration ! They are in great shape in their new home. I would give your company my highest recommendation.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for the review on your Hybrid American Chestnut Tree! It gives us joy that your trees arrived in good condition for your nephew's birthday and we wish him and the tree good health moving forward. Thank you once again for being a customer and supporting our family-owned business. - Shirley

William C.
United States United States

Chestnuts surviving

The trees took 4-5 days to arrive from Florida to New Jersey; they were excellently packed but were roughly treated by the UPS delivery man who delivered the long box on its short end. Both trees had several brown leaves and several spotted leaves; the brown leaves have fallen off over the next few days. The trees were planted the day they arrived and have been amply watered (2-3 times a week), though not as frequently as recommended (4-5 times a week!). Both trees are, I think, settling in and probably will survive.

United States United States

Wonderful trees in great shape

The trees arrived just as promised, shipped in a way that they really seemed to like!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a review on your purchase of our American Chestnut Trees. We're happy to know that you are satisfied with them! Best, Shirley

Michael G.
United States United States

Asian-American hybrid chestnut

These trees came in great condition, fully leafed out but with no withered leaves. They were larger than I expected, and well rooted.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Michael. We are beyond thankful you took the time to share your feedback with our community. Thrilled to hear how well everything is going with your Hybrid American Chestnut Tree - Fall 2022 Pre Order. Take care!

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