Hybrid American Chestnut Tree

Product Description

The 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 to large brown nuts. The tree can start blooming April through June and will drop nuts in the fall months of September and October.

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!

The American Chestnut has a consistent yield every year of large sweet nuts that are commonly used to feed wildlife such as deer, squirrels, wild turkey, 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. 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. These genetically engineered nut trees allowed for resistance to the blight and restored chestnut seedlings to pop up all over where they once grew across North America!

These sweet tasting nuts are perfect for fresh eating right off the tree, roasting, or for attracting animals. Plant these large trees in a grove or have a few specimen trees in your fruit and nut orchard. The 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.

Growing American Chestnut Trees

Grow chestnut tree across the United States in USDA zones 5-9. It can thrive in a variety of areas and planting sites. The 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.

The tree grows with a central leader up to 40-60 feet tall and 30-40 feet wide as a mature American chestnut tree. They are easy to grow and can produce 20 lbs of nuts per tree after only 10 years, and as much as 50-100 lbs per tree at maturity. It is one of the best producing chestnut trees in America!

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.

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

Botanical Name

Castanea dentata x mollissima 'Dunstan'

Sunlight Full Sun
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 40-60 ft
Mature Width 30-40 ft
Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Produces delicious nuts
  • High blight resistance
  • Attracts deer

Shipping Info

Once your Hybrid American Chestnut Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Care

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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