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Castanea pumila/Chinquapin

Castanea pumila / Castanea pumila
Close-up of chinquapin husk and foliage
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Close-up of chinquapin husk and foliage

Chinquapins and foliage

Nuts and old male catkin

Nuts and old brown male catkins

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Scientific Name: Castanea pumila
Common Name: Chinquapin
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Nuts a good wildlife food. Safe for human consumptin, but leave a lot to be desired. Normally associated with upland landscapes. Nuts can be a nusiance laying on the ground in a carefully maintained landscape.