Castanea pumila 'Rush'
- Common Name(s):
- Rush chinquapin
- Edible Plants, Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Fuller chinquapin is a monoecious small tree or a large shrub, native to North America. It is a selected fruiting crop. It is also a good wood source for fuel and substitutes for some ingredients. Moderately resistant to chestnut blight. Drought, heat tolerant and high fire tolerant.
- 25 ft.
- It features alternate simple green leaves with coarse tooth at the margin. Lanceolate shaped with pinnate vein.
- The flowers bloom in late spring. Male flower is pale yellow, 4-6 inches long and female flower is much smaller, about 1/8 inch long.
- Drought, well-drained loamy or sandy soil. It can also adapts to acid soils with a pH of 5.5-6.0.
- Upright, erect.
- The small-sized fruit is covered with sharp spines, matured in early September occurred in clusters. Each bur in the cluster contains one brown nut. It has a sweet and nutty flavor.
- Growth Rate:
NCCES plant id: 3013