General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 50-98 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: Solitary, or clusters of 2-3 fruits have a prickly husk; each fruit contains a 1/2 to 3/4 inch cone-shaped nut.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Useful for timber production
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

Common names
  • Chinese Timber Chinquapin
  • Henry Chestnut
  • Chinese Chinquapin

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