Japanese Chinquapin, Japanese Shii Castanopsis cuspidata

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Castanopsis cuspidata

Family:

FAGACEAE

Genus:

Castanopsis

Species:

cuspidata

Common Name:

Japanese Chinquapin, Japanese Shii

Seeds Per Pound:
808
Quantity:
0.79 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
17
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
80 feet
Collection Locale:
Japan
Crop Year:
2018
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
7
In Stock: 0.79 lb
Prices
  • Castanopsis cuspidata

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
11.95
Growing Info:
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.
In a Nutshell:
* Castanopsis cuspidata (Japanese Chinquapin; Japanese shii, ) is a species of Castanopsis native to southern Japan and southern Korea.
* It is a medium-sized evergreen tree growing to 20-30 m tall, related to beech and oak.
* The cotyledon of the nut is eaten boiled or roasted. more...
* Prefers a good deep medium to stiff loam. Requires a sheltered position in semi-shade and a lime-free soil. more...