Chinquapin Tree

Chinquapin Tree

Chinquapin Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Castanea pumila
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to light shade; range of soil types but prefers moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Coarse
Form:   -
Height:   20 to 25'
Weight:   6 to 20
Leaf:   3 to 5" alternate, simple leaf with coarse serration
Flower/Fruit:   Slender spikes of strongly scented staminate flowers; bur with a single, dark brown sweet nut
Comments:    Native; good food plant for wildlife
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   --