Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed
Experience the beauty of the Chrysolepis chrysophylla, more commonly known as the Giant Chinquapin, Golden Chinquapin or the Western Chinquapin. This evergreen tree proudly stands up to 65ft tall, growing at a moderate rate. Hardy and durable, this species thrives in zone 7 and prefers well-drained (but moist), light (sandy) to medium (loamy) soils. Able to adapt and flourish in both acid and neutral soils, and even in extremely acidic conditions, this sturdy plant is as resilient as it is beautiful.
This tree comes into bloom in July, with its flowers pollinated by the wind and midges. Significantly, it offers ecological benefits, playing an intrinsic role in supporting local ecosystems. . Its leafy cover remains vibrant from January onward, providing an endless picturesque view.
Add this golden wonder to your garden and watch it majestically stand its ground, all year round.