Chinkapin Chestnut

$16.95

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Chinkapin Chestnut

$16.95

Chinkapin Chestnut (Castanea pumila) is a unique variety, offering smaller, sweet-tasting nuts. This tree is not just a source of delightful chestnuts but also a visual spectacle with its glossy leaves and spreading branches. Its adaptability to various soils makes it a versatile choice for gardens.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Environmental Requirements

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 5-9
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Soil Type: Well-drained
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Heat Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None

Size and Spacing

Plant Size: 15-30′ tall, 15-30′ wide
Plant Spacing: 15-20′ apart
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Rootstock: From Seed

Pollination and Flowering

Pollination Requirements: Monoecious, requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Insects (bees)
Bloom Time: May-June
Flower Color: White

Fruit Characteristics

Nut Size: 0.5-1″
Nut Flavor: Sweet, rich
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Brown, spiny
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place
Years to Bear: 5-7

Disease and Pest Susceptibility

Chestnut Blight (Cryphonectria parasitica): Moderately Resistant
Phytophthora Root Rot (Phytophthora cinnamomi): Moderately Resistant
Ink Disease (Phytophthora cambivora): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe alphitoides): Moderately Resistant
Chestnut Weevil (Curculio elephas): Moderately Susceptible
Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar): Moderately Resistant

Additional Plant Characteristics

Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Foliage Color: Dark green
Fall Color: Yellow to orange
Lifespan: 30-50 years

Additional Information

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Native to Southeastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: No

Chinkapin Chestnut

$16.95

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