Castanea ozarkensis - Castanea pumila ozarkensis

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Botanical Name:

Castanea ozarkensis

Family:

FAGACEAE

Genus:

Castanea

Species:

ozarkensis

Seeds Per Pound:
176
Quantity:
0.41 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
3
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
50-60 feet
Collection Locale:
Georgia
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6
In Stock: 0.41 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
14.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow 1-2 deep, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination.
In a Nutshell:
* Castanea ozarkensis, common name Ozark chinkapin (also spelled chinquapin) and also known as Castanea pumila var. ozarkensis, is a species of tree that because of chestnut blight grows only as a small tree or large shrub in the United States.
* It grows in the Ozark Mountains and Ouachita Mountains of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
* The nuts it produces provided food for indigenous people, early settlers, and various animals including squirrel, chipmunk, deer, turkey, and bobwhite.
* Castanea ozarkensis was described by William Willard Ashe and published in the Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 50 (11): 360-361. 1923.
* A large one, designated a Champion Tree, grows in Barry County, Missouri. more...