Castanea dentata x mollissima ~ Dunstan Chestnut-ServeScape
Castanea dentata x mollissima ~ Dunstan Chestnut-ServeScape
Castanea dentata x mollissima ~ Dunstan Chestnut-ServeScape
Castanea dentata x mollissima ~ Dunstan Chestnut-ServeScape
Castanea dentata x mollissima ~ Dunstan Chestnut-ServeScape
Castanea dentata x mollissima ~ Dunstan Chestnut-ServeScape

American Hybrid Chestnut

Castanea dentata x mollissima

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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC & Tallahassee, FL area ONLY, within 5-7 business days. (Click HERE to see our Delivery Area Map)
  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!
**Dormancy Note - This plant is currently dormant for the winter! It is available for purchase! Your delivered plant may be dormant, or showing very little top growth. However, you can still plant! These plants are putting all their energy into root production, so they will be ready to thrive in the spring! If you have any issues with your plant the following peak season, you can fill out our return request form to request a replacement plant.

American Hybrid Chestnut is a blight-resistant hybrid of the native deciduous tree with denser branching and bark that becomes furrowed with it age.  The long glossy toothed leaves identical to the American Chestnut and turn yellow-bronze to golden-brown in fall.  The showy clusters of creamy spring catkins have an unpleasant smell but are well worth the heavy fall crop of sweet husked nuts.  Grows best in full sun and loamy, moist well-drained acidic soils.  Tolerates both clay soils and drought.  Dunstan begins producing nuts as early as 3-5 years of age.




American x Chinese Chestnut Hybrid


40’ - 60’ 


30’ - 40’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 

Spring, FallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Susceptible to twig cankers, weevils and galls.  

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or mass plantings, Woodland GardenNaturalized AreasNative Garden, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: Yellow Birch, Persimmon, Paw Paw

IMAGES: Bruce MarlinChestnut Castanea dentataCC BY-SA 2.5, (2) JaknouseCastanea dentata-foliageCC BY-SA 3.0, (3) Randy NonenmacherCastanea dentata 3157CC BY-SA 3.0, (4) Nicholas A. Tonelli from Pennsylvania, USA, Flickr - Nicholas T - TenuousCC BY 2.0,

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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