Chinquapin

Chinquapin

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Castanea pumila

SOLD OUT. The Chinquapin is a large shrub or small tree that produces a dark-brown, sweet nut that is good for wildlife and is sold as well for human consumption in the regions where it is grown -- in dry lands from southern Pennsylvania to Florida and Texas, including here. Its nuts ripen earlier than the American chestnut. Photos: NCSU Cooperative Extention

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Fruit, nut, berry
foliage Type Deciduous
Height 20-30 ft
Spread 15-20 ft
Shape Upright, rounded
Primary foliage Color Green, dark
Seasonal foliage Color
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color
Berries Nuts
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full sun
Water Preferences Well-drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone Zones 5 (-29ÁF) to 9 (-7ÁF)