Bush Chinquapin, Dwarf Golden Chinquapin Chrysolepis sempervirens - Castanea sempervirens

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Botanical Name:

Chrysolepis sempervirens







Common Name:

Bush Chinquapin, Dwarf Golden Chinquapin

Seeds Per Pound:
0.54 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
Germination Test Type:
5-7 feet
Collection Locale:
Mt. Ashland, OR
Crop Year:
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
In Stock: 0.54 lb
  • Chrysolepis sempervirens

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 5 seeds)
0.5 oz (~ 25 seeds)
1 oz (~ 50 seeds)
4 oz (~ 200 seeds)
8 oz (~ 400 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The seed is eaten raw or cooked. Very sweet and much appreciated, tasting somewhat like a hazel nut.
* A very ornamental shrub.
* Requires a lime-free soil. Prefers a sheltered semi-shaded position and a light deep moist soil. Plants can only be grown in oceanic and Mediterranean climates, thriving in Britain. more...

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Chrysolepis sempervirens (Kellogg) Hjelmqvist
bush chinquapin

Duration Perennial
Growth Habit Shrub
Native Status L48 (N)
Federal T/E Status
National Wetland Indicator
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer
After Harvest Regrowth Rate
Bloat None
C:N Ratio High
Coppice Potential Yes
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Green
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate
Foliage Texture Coarse
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Multiple Stem
Growth Rate Slow
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet) 7
Height, Mature (feet) 7.0
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention Yes
Lifespan Moderate
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation None
Resprout Ability Yes
Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils No
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Low
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance Medium
Fertility Requirement Low
Fire Tolerance Medium
Frost Free Days, Minimum 160
Hedge Tolerance Low
Moisture Use Low
pH, Minimum 5.0
pH, Maximum 7.0
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum 300
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum 700
Precipitation, Minimum 35
Precipitation, Maximum 80
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 20
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) -8
Bloom Period Mid Summer
Commercial Availability No Known Source
Fruit/Seed Abundance Low
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes
Propagated by Bare Root Yes
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container Yes
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 1200
Seed Spread Rate Slow
Seedling Vigor Low
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product No
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product Yes
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
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