Castanea dentata

American Chestnut

$59.98 - $179.00
Ordering plants has concluded for the season. The selection on our website is what is overwintered at the nursery. Our Spring 2024 plant catalog will be available later this winter.

Large native tree once abundant in our forests. Often lives many healthy years and even bears nuts before succumbing to chestnut blight. Large ornamental flowers in spring precede highly sought after nuts which are held in spiky husks. Breeding efforts to develop a blight-resistant American chestnut are starting to gain ground.

Secondary Name:
American Chestnut
Plant Type:
Fruit & Nut Trees
Hardiness Zone:
Sun Exposure:
Ultimate Plant Height:
HT 75'
Ultimate Spread:
SP 75'
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