Audubon® Native American Chestnut

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10004489

The National Audubon Society presents a new line of native plants and trees that helps birds and wildlife thrive in your area! The Audubon® Native American Chestnut Tree (Castanea dentata) was once the dominant tree of our eastern forests and almost became extinct in 1904 due to an imported fungus. Planting one helps bring this majestic tree back to today’s boulevards and gardens!

Featuring prominent veins, a smooth surface, and leathery texture, the coarsely toothed margins of the foliage adds incredible landscape interest! You’ll enjoy the shade these statuesque native trees provide while creating stunning Bird-Friendly backdrops and borders.

Summer lights up your tree with high-reaching clusters of showy white flowers, standing tall at the ends of every branch! The display attracts a host of pollinators! Fall brings unique green spikey seed pods, each filled with glossy, easy to peel, chestnut brown nuts.

Planting and Application:

The native American Chestnut is a great shade tree! Use a single specimen in your landscape as a focal point, however, in order to get the most nuts, you'll definitely want to plant it in groups to maximize pollination. You’ll love the benefits your own Nut tree orchard can provide you and your wildlife!

Feed Finches, Chickadees, Titmice, Mockingbirds, Thrashers, Wood Warblers, Sparrows, Nuthatches, Wrens, Thrushes, Crows, Jays, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Waxwings, Orioles, Woodpeckers and Vireos, and their hungry chicks with the insects these trees support! Try planting a small grove near the back of your landscape, or in shelterbelts and windbreaks that provide shade, privacy, and nesting habitat.

  • Towers of White Blooms for Pollinators
  • Caterpillar Host Plant for 130 Species of Moth & Butterfly Larvae
  • Impressive Flowering and Ornamental Trees
  • Native, Early Producer of Easy-Peel Nuts
  • Textural Foliage & Great Shade

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Chestnut trees prefer rich well-drained soils and do best in growing zones 5 - 8. Requiring full sun, these hardy natives are adaptable to most soil types.

  • Full Sun
  • Prune in Late Winter
  • Mulch New Trees Well
  • Adaptable Hardy Natives

Buy the Audubon® Native American Chestnut Tree today from NatureHills.com to plant a long-lasting legacy for you or your family. These make ideal memorial plantings and are a boon to your local wildlife! Order yours today!

Audubon® Plant Information

Bird-Friendly native trees and plants provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds, as well as other wildlife. By purchasing and planting native flora, you will support Audubon's conservation mission and impact, while helping birds and wildlife thrive!

  • Grown Without Neonicotinoids
  • Audubon® is Licensed & Registered to the National Audubon Society
  • May Not Be Available in Non-Native Regions, States or Countries - Check Here
  • Audubon® Native Plants & Trees are Exclusively Grown by Bower & Branch

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Audubon® Native American Chestnut Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Audubon Native Plants & Trees
Botanical Name Castanea dentata
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 50 - 75 feet
Mature Spread 50 - 75 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Adaptable to Most Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes