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Castanea pumila

Common Name(s):
Chinquapin
Categories:
Native Plants, Trees
Comment:

Dark green leaves; good food plant for wildlife

Height:
20-25 ft.
Flower:
Slender spikes of strongly scented staminate flowers; bur with a single, dark brown sweet nut
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to light shade; range of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Coarse
Exposure:
Sun; prefers moist well drained soil
Fruit:
Slender spikes of strong scented staminate flowers; bur with a single, dark brown sweet nut
Width:
6-20 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
3-5 in. alternate, simple leaf with coarse serration
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 451

Castanea pumila Castanea pumila
Margrit, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Castanea pumila habit
John Scrivani, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Castanea pumila leaves & flowers
John Scrivani, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Castanea pumila nuts
Rowena, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0