American Chestnut (Castanea dentata)

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Latin: Castanea dentata

Zones: 4-8

Other common names: American Chestnut

Mature Height: 100 ft.

Soil / Climate:  Chestnuts prefer moderately acid, sandy loam soil and sunshine and require a well-drained location. The morning sun is much better than afternoon sun, which can cause the bark to crack (making an opening for the blight fungus) in winter when temperatures warm up by afternoon then drop rapidly below freezing at night. At present, American chestnut plantings have better chances at altitudes below 2,500 feet. For maximum protection from frost, plant on the high ground on sloping land. Avoid known frost pockets, wet spots, and limestone based or heavy clay soil.

Notes: This species is the true native American Chestnut and is not blight resistant. Rounded, wide spreading crown, massive branches. Best sited in parks or forest land. Large, sweet edible nuts. Important wildlife value. The American Chestnut was a very important tree for wildlife, providing much of the fall mast for species such as White-tailed Deer and Wild Turkey and, formerly, the Passenger Pigeon. Black Bears were also known to eat the nuts to fatten up for the winter. Being rich in tannins, the wood was highly resistant to decay and therefore used for a variety of purposes, including furniture.

Cold Stream Farm supplies American Chestnut trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Castanea dentata can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.

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4 reviews for American Chestnut (Castanea dentata)

  1. Samantha Doster

    Everyone I’ve purchased has survived and is thriving. So far so good.


    Excellent quality. Every one I bought has survived their first full year in my yard and are all doing great.

  3. Mark Teggi

    I bought these trees a year ago and all of them are doing wonderfully. I will be buying more for the 2023 planting season!

  4. George Devol

    I bought two about 12+ years ago. Both are doing very well. One is larger about 12′-14′ tall. No nuts as yet. No signs of any disease (cross my fingers)

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