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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Castanea pumila

Common Chinquapin, Allegheny Chinquapin, Chinkapin, Dwarf Chinquapin

Scientific Name:

Castanea pumila

Genus:

Castanea

Species Epithet:

pumila

Common Name:

Common Chinquapin, Allegheny Chinquapin, Chinkapin, Dwarf Chinquapin

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Fagaceae (Beech Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Yellow, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

May, June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Xeric forests and woodlands, generally in fire-maintained habitats. Vascular Plants of NC: “fairly common to at least locally common in the mountains, infrequent to at best fairly common in the Piedmont, and variously uncommon to reasonably common in the Coastal Plain (where there are more sandy soils than in the Piedmont).”

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Highest Wildlife Value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/castanea/pumila/

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/castanea-pumila/



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