Castanea dentata

American Chestnut


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Green leaves throughout summer
  • Yellow-gold color in the fall
  • Small, edible nuts
  • Great shade tree
  • Provides a food source for wildlife
Edible
Edible
Native
Native
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Average Water
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in average-moist, well drained soil

Avoid wet areas

Grows 12-24" per year


Height: 50-75 ft
Spread: 50-75 ft
Price Level 1: $99.99~#7
Bloom Color:
Zone: 5-8
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Edible
  • Native

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Habit:

  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Gold
  • Yellow

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained