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Castanea pumila 'Rush'

Common Name(s):
Rush chinquapin
Categories:
Edible Plants, Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

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.

Height:
25 ft.
Foliage:
It features alternate simple green leaves with coarse tooth at the margin. Lanceolate shaped with pinnate vein.
Flower:
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.
Zones:
6-10
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Drought, well-drained loamy or sandy soil. It can also adapts to acid soils with a pH of 5.5-6.0.
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Upright, erect.
Edibility:
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:
Moderate
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 3013