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Castanea dentata

American Chestnut

  • »  Formerly considered one of the finest chestnut trees in the world
  • »  Produces sweet, edible nuts

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American chestnut, or American classic? Formerly considered one of the finest chestnut tree in the world. Green throughout the summer their colors turn into a gold, yellow in the fall. They are almost extinct in the wild, but breeders are working hard to develop species for ornament, shade, and wildlife. It produces small, edible nuts that are housed in a spiny shell that are very sweet to the taste.

Foliage Color
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Castanea dentata

Plant in average to moist but well-drained solid in full sun.