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Castanea pumila 'Rush'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
kas-TAY-nee-uh PEW-mil-ah
Description

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.

 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Castanea
    Species:
    pumila
    Family:
    Fagaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fruit Type:
    Nut
    Fruit Description:
    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.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Rough
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    It features alternate simple green leaves with coarse tooth at the margin. Lanceolate shaped with pinnate vein.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden